Nice fix,creative.Years ago I tossed an Ol Type into te drawer. The handle was cracked, and solder & other repair methods just didn't work. Pulled it out orf the back of the drawer a couple of years back & decided to build my own handle. I salvaged the handle ends and nickeled a length of brass tubing. It shaves great with about any blade, ranging from Treet Black Beauty to Lab Blues. I've got many other glitzier vintage Gillettes, but this Old Type is forever the go-to for a great shave.