These handles get a lot of touching.
They start the day cold but are warm by sundown.
The machines themselves develop a surface patina, whether it is dust, oil or some other type of grime, but the handles are always gleaming.
Everything is so solid in these machines that you would be surprised how much you can actually feel through them.
When operating them by hand you can actually feel the metal being cut.
On/off, in/out, up/down, faster/slower, and side to side: handles make it happen.