A customer sent me a "new" TI razor they found on ebay asking if I could determine the reason the blade was off-center, he assumed the scales (horn) must have been warped. I opened up his package and inspected the razor and immediately I noticed the pivot pin was not perpendicular to the scales... The scales are straight, the blade is straight, the pivot pin is straight...the pivot holes were drilled incorrectly... I'm a little surprised a factory producing razors costing hundreds of dollars would allow something like this to pass QC... The peen on the pin was also less than stellar, sticking up a good 1/32" of an inch past the washer with burred edges, they didn't even attempt to blend the peen down with the washer for a smooth/flush peen. Just cut it off, gave it a few taps and left it sticking out.
Am I the only one who finds this to be unacceptable for a high-end razor?
I'll place a washer to shim the blade over towards the center and hone it for him, but I wanted to share this with the community for review.