Hand Made Luxury Shaving accessories by Rodney Neep

 

LUXURY SHAVING
Replacement Handles for DE Razors 

Each piece has an individual serial number,
and comes with a certificate signed by Rodney Neep.

Each handle is unique.

Please refresh this page in your web browser as I may add new handles at any time



Above: a pair of Merkur razors, one fitted with a new handle. You will note that the new handles are made longer at around 95mm instead of the 77mm of the original Merkur shown here, and heavier too.


The new handle has a permanently fixed hexagonal stainless steel coupler (satin brushed finish or polished) that screws directly into the razor head.


Following many requests, I am now making separate handles to fit DE safety razors. These are being offered in various resins, Deer Antler, Kenya stone and various woods. At present these handles are being made to fit three part razors, (where the handle unscrews from the two head parts). Like these. 


Two inexpensive Merkur razors, on the left the 15C open comb, and on the right, the 33C, both fitted with a Rod Neep handle. The 33C has the same head as the fabled Merkur 34C HD razor, so if you are buying a new razor to go with your handle, buy a 33C!

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Will the handle fit my razor?

The handle will fit a three piece razor with a short handle thread as shown here.

(This new handle will not fit razors with a long rod on the head with the thread on the end. They will not fit razors with "barn door" heads.)

The thread size of the coupler is 5mm. As far as I am aware, that size is used on all European and far eastern manufactured razors.

Surprisingly, although the Gillette thread is different, (slightly smaller), it is close enough that the handle will screw up perfectly well onto the head.


Gillette


Merkur


USA Gillette


Gillette


Feather AS DE


 


 


#1176 - Kingfisher Burl £45 SOLD


A custom made wooden handle for an antique Lather Catcher Razor. SOLD


#1172 Black & Silver Resin £30 SOLD


#1174 Roe Deer Antler handle £40 SOLD


 

Some handles have a contrasting button in the end

Making an ivory resin button on the lathe

Ready to fit in the end of the handle
The ivory resin button fitted in place
A slightly larger, more domed button
Some handles are fitted with a 24ct gold plated insert in the end. £5 extra


A special hexagonal brass end button with a domed face. £20 extra.

Questions and answers:

Q. Will you be making handles for two part razors?
A.
 Probably in the future, but not at the moment.

Q. Will you be making handles for adjustable and "barn door" type razors?
A.
I have no plans to make these at the moment.

Q. Will the handle fit my razor?
A.
The handle will fit a three part razor with a short M5 thread head screw (see above). Suprisingly, it will also fit the three part Gillette razors too. Although those have a different thread the handle will screw up tightly.

Q. Will you make custom handles to order?
A.
Yes, subject to availability of materials.

Q. Will you make a handle for my razor if I send you the razor?
A.
No. At the moment I am only making the one type of handle. 

Q. When will you be adding more DE razor handles?
A.
I will be making more handles when I have the time! I will try to keep a small selection available, and new handles may be added at any time. Bookmark this page and come back regularly to see any additions. (You may need to refresh this page in your browser to see the latest additions).

Q. Will you be selling complete DE razors?
A.
I am at present looking into making my own range of DE razors, but I will not be selling commercially made razors with replacement handles.

 


 

Shipping:

All handles are sent by Royal Mail with tracking and insurance.

  • UK £3.65
  • Europe (EEC) £8.31
  • USA and rest of the world £9.82

If a shaving brush is ordered at the same time as the razor handle, (or if you buy two handles), then I will charge just one postage, and refund the difference through Paypal.



#1184 Tiger Eye Acrylic custom with an extra long handle. (Shown here with a Merkur 33C head).
SOLD

 


Horn Subsititute & Stainless Steel DE Razor Handle

(#1203)

A nice long handle of horn substitute resin. A brushed satin finish stainless steel hexagon shaped head coupler, and some of my special hand cut spiral grooves where your forefinger rests. A 1/8" half round bead at the end acts as a "finger stop", and there is a similar 1/8" half round bead at the bottom end where the little finger rests. The handle is weighted. 24ct gold plated insert in the end.

  • Handle length: 100mm
  • Diameter at narrowest: 12mm
  • Diameter at widest: 15mm
  • Weight of handle: 30g (1.1oz)

Razor handle ONLY (The Merkur razor head is shown for illustration only)
£30 plus shipping

SOLD


Fools Gold & Stainless Steel DE Razor Handle

(#1173)


Razor head not included. You are buying the handle only.

A stunning handle with metallic gold in a forest green base resin. Three 1/8" half round beads, and an ivory resin button in the end. Polished hexagonal stainless steel head coupler. Weighted handle.

  • Handle length: 95mm
  • Diameter at narrowest: 13.5mm
  • Diameter at widest: 19mm
  • Weight of handle: 35g (1.2oz)

£35 plus shipping

SOLD


Kenya Soapstone & Stainless Steel DE Razor Handle

(1204)



Razor head not included. You are buying the handle only.

A stunning heavy razor handle in the superb banded Kenya Soapstone. A very special and unique handle.

Just a totally natural polished stone finish, with hand cut spiral grooves for added grip. Satin finish hexagonal stainless steel head coupler

  • Handle length: 98.5mm
  • Diameter at narrowest: 12mm
  • Diameter at widest: 18mm
  • Weight of handle: 52g (1.8oz)

£40 plus shipping

SOLD

 

 


A segmented handle of ivory resin and amber resin (plus added hand cut concentric spiral scrolling). A segmented handle like this takes more than twice the usual time to make. Each segment is first accurately faced to 90 degrees on the engineering lathe so that the joints between them are perfect, and then each is drilled down the centre so that the segments can be mounted and glued onto a brass tube. (The tube is filled with weights to add more heft to the handle). Then the normal turning begins on the wood lathe. Expect to pay around £80 for a segmented handle like this.

 


Roe Deer Antler & Stainless Steel DE Razor Handle

(1181)


Razor head not included. You are buying the handle only.

It is gnarly, and yet a perfectly beautiful handle from a natural material, with a brushed satin finish stainless steel head coupler.

Is antler totally waterproof? Indeed it is! By the way, if the dark parts go dull, you can refresh them with a little linseed or olive oil.

A natural Roe Deer Antler, including the crown. The white "high" parts add a tremendous amount of character. I have tapered the business end slightly, and polished it like real ivory. A very special and unique handle.

  • Handle length: 89mm
  • Diameter at narrowest: 13.5mm
  • Diameter at widest: 21mm
  • Diameter of crown: 34mm approx
  • Weight of handle: 41g (1.4oz)

£40 plus shipping

SOLD

 

 


Kingfisher Burl & Stainless Steel DE Razor Handle

(1176)

Razor head not included. You are buying the handle only.

The special Kingfisher Burl, where a blue/purple iridescent resin has been bonded to a natural burl wood surface. (I also occasionally use this same material for shaving brush handles. I have this expensive material specially made for me in very limited amounts). In the flesh this piece looks more purple than the photo suggests. A hand turned ivory resin button has been fitted into the end. Satin finished hexagonal stainless steel head coupler. Weighted handle.

  • Handle length: 100mm
  • Diameter at narrowest: 12.5mm
  • Diameter at widest: 17.5mm
  • Weight of handle: 31g (1.1oz)

£45 plus shipping

SOLD


Tiger Eye Acrylic & Stainless Steel DE Razor Handle

(1177)

A fascinating acrylic material with golds, yellows and shades of tortoise which move in the light like a hologram.

This handle has four bands of diamond pattern knurling.
In the end of the handle is a 24ct gold plated "eye" as a finishing touch.

Satin finished hexagonal stainless steel head coupler.
Weighted handle. (This one also has a little lead inside the handle).

  • Handle length: 96.5mm
  • Diameter at narrowest: 13mm
  • Diameter at widest: 19mm
  • Weight of handle: 36g (1.3oz)

£30 plus shipping

Razor head not included. You are buying the handle only.

SOLD


#1179 - Marble Resin

Three half round 1/8" beads, and a section of hand cut concentric spirals. Ivory resin button. Hexagonal satin finish stainless steel head coupler.

  • Handle length: 100mm
  • Diameter at narrowest: 12.5mm
  • Diameter at widest: 17mm
  • Weight of handle: 34g (1.2oz)

£35 plus shipping

 

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#1180 - Green Agate Resin

Twin 1/8" half round beads at the centre, and one at each end. A section of hand cut concentric spirals. Ivory resin button. Hexagonal satin finish stainless steel head coupler.

  • Handle length: 102mm
  • Diameter at narrowest: 13.5mm
  • Diameter at widest: 16mm
  • Weight of handle: 34g (1.2oz)

£35 plus shipping

SOLD

 


 


 



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