"snips and snails and puppy dogs tails"
I, similarly, was pretty surprised to learn that most of the contemporary high-end DE razors were made of pot metal. Odd considering their price. I think companies such as Weber, Ikon and Tradere are proving that people are willing to pay more for a better made product.
Yes, Weishi razors are made of brass, and despite their reputation, I found mine to be really high-quality build. Isuspect Lord razors may be made of brass as well.
Gold Dollars and Williams, it's come to this...