Wow, Bezzera really loves threadlockers. Just took off the handle and the plastic part on the end has never agreed with me as it gets slippery if your hands are wet. There is a big allen bolt inside holding the plastic to the metal handle... with a ton of threadlocker holding it to the metal piece. the metal part is surprisingly short, less than 5" long. I've ordered some short pieces of stainless off *bay to make a longer replacement handle. The thread appears to be metric, M16x1.5. Ordered the die. The stock handle, top plastic tip to pivot center, is about 10 1/2" on the strega. On the Londinium L1 its more like 12". So I should be looking to add roughly 2" to my handle, I think.
Does anyone else need a replacement? Might as well do a couple more if I'm making one for myself. You can have it for the cost of the metal and shipping. I think I will forget the plastic, though, and make a nice wooden handle to put on the end. You might be on your own for the wooden part, I bought a small piece of nice wood for myself but I'm unsure how many handles I can get out of it.