[Avail] Swept Handle for Abu, Daiwa (HO-AB-STA) *AVHADA
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).
Reel: epuipped with a Star Drag of Avail or HEDGEHOG STUDIO
originally equipped with a swept handle
With an offset drag
* Since a reel originally equipped with a swept handle has an offset drag, Avail Swept handle can be mounted on the reel.
With a straight drag
* A reel originally equipped with a straight handle comes with a straight drag. It needs to be replaced with an offset drag.
| Length & Color
4 different length : 75mm / 80mm / 85mm / 90mm
*The length is the distance between the center of a handle knob shaft and the other one.
Handle colors : BLACK / GUNMETAL / CHAMPAGNE GOLD / CHROME
(CHAMPAGNE GOLD is for SHIMANO only.)
| Retainer : color selection
1 main unit
2 plastic collars for Shimano knob
1 Ti64 screw (For fixing retainer)
2 Fixing screws for handle knob (+ pan head screw)
6 Adjustment washers
The handle nut is not provided.
Depending on reel model, original handle nut or end cap cannot fit on this custom handle.
If you need or want to change a handle lock nut, the following items are available.
Please contact us if you are not sure if the stock handle nut of your reel fits or not.
>>Avail Handle Lock Nut M8
>>HEDGEHOG Handle Lock Nut M8
* 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 )
｜Instruction in particular case of STEEZ, ZONDA・IS
If your reel has the Handle Lock Nut integrated with screw as pictured above, you need washers separately sold.
Handle Adjustment Washer (2 pieces) US$1.10
> Handle Adjustment Washer
Put a washer on the Star Drag.
Set a handle on next.
And put the other washer as it just fits in.
Then tighten the Handle Lock Nut.
You can choose your favorite Retainer color and Handle Knobs.
| 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.
> The bearing kit for ABU original EVA and Rubber knob