[Avail] Swept Handle STi for SHIMANO (HD-OF-13MT-A) *AVHASH
| Description of the product
A long-awaited new Swept Handle for SHIMANO is now on sale!
Attachable to the following reels without replacing SHIMANO original star-drag.
: 13 Metanium / 14 CALCUTTA CONQUEST / 14 Scorpion / CHRONARCH CI4+ / CURADO I
Also you can use this long handle for other SHIMANO reels by replacing the original star-drag with an Avail drag.
* See compatibility for details.
Length selection : 85mm / 90mm / 95mm / 100mm / 105mm
With a long handle, you will feel less resistance even when retrieving a lure that gets water pressure a lot.
To make a matel swept handle, normally they make the shape by bending a piece of board material, which they call "press working".
That means they choose hard material which can bear to be bent or pressed.
For Avail Swept Handle, "extra super duralumin" is adopted as the material, which is very difficult to press to shape.
So they use a piece of brock material and make it into the shape by cutting with machines as pictured above.
To make a handle by pressing into the shape, a board 3mm thick is enough. To make it by cutting, we need much more materials and also it takes time longer.
For the knob shafts, titanium alloy (Ti64) is adopted, which is lighter than stainless steel and tougher than duralumin.
Have a look at this part. The side of the handle is round shape surrounding the shaft edge.
It has a little different taste from other ordinary swept handles.
The round shape makes a beautiful line from the center of the handle to the both side.
Because the design is simple and not too obtrusive, the original image of the reel remains unspoiled.
The provided screws for fixing the retainer are also made of titanium alloy (Ti64).
* Compatible without replacing the original star-drag :
・ 13 Metanium
・ 14 CALCUTTA CONQUEST 100 / 200
・ 14 Scorpion
・ CHRONARCH CI4+
・ CURADO I
* Compatible only when replacing the original drag with Avail drag
・ 12 ALDEBARAN BFS
・ ALDEBARAN Mg
・ Metanium Mg/MgDC
・ (OLD)CALCUTTA CONQUEST 50/50S
・ (OLD)CALCUTTA CONQUEST 100/200
・ Scorpion DC
・ Scorpion XT 1000
・ Scorpion XT 1500
・ Scorpion Mg 1000
・ Scorpion 1000
・ 00 Metanium Mg
・ 97 Metanium XT
・ 92 Metanium XT
| Length & Color
Handle length : 85mm / 90mm / 95mm / 100mm / 105mm
* The length is the distance between the centers of the two handle knob shafts.
85mm : 9.1g / 90mm : 9.5g / 95mm : 9.9g / 100mm : 10.2g / 105mm : 10.4g
| Retainer : color selection
1 Ti64 screw (To fix retainer)
2 Fixing screws for handle knob (+ pan head screw)
2 Plastic collars for Shimano knob
6 Adjustment washers
* The handle nut is not provided.
In most cases, SHIMANO original handle nut end cap cannot fit on this custom handle.
We recommend you get the following Nut unless you have one or a similar type.
If you are not sure if the stock handle nut of your reel fits or not, please contact us.
>>Avail Handle Lock Nut M7
>>HEDGEHOG Handle Lock Nut M7
* Ball bearing for the handle knob is not provided.
You may use the genuine bearing, or please purchase our upgraded bearing separately.
> ( Size: SHG-740ZZ×4 )
| Attachable Handle Knob
This Handle is compatible with Handle Knobs of SHIMANO, DAIWA as well as Avail original.
Also ABU original knobs become attachable by using a bearing kit we offer separately.
> With SHIMANO original knob :
You need to put plastic collars on the bottom of the handle knob shafts.
> With DAIWA original knob :
DAIWA Cork Knobs can be used with SHIMANO reel just like this!
> With Avail original knob :
Acrylic Knob, Wood Knob, EVA Knob, POM Knob are avaialble.
> With ABU original knob :
When you use ABU original knobs with this Handle, please get the special kit we offer.
> Bearing kit for ABU original EVA and Rubber knob