I got in my Tradere head on Monday and I have been looking at it and the handle for he past 4 days and have been trying to decide what to do. I have not shaved with it yet and it is bothering me to just let it sit unused.
I, like many B&B members bought the Tradere handle a few months ago when Richard offered them as an early peek at what he was doing. It's a great handle and I like the shape and feel of it.
When the razor head came in it was very high polish finish but the handle is mat/satin finished. When I mated them together on Monday I was hit by a duh moment. I had seen the pics that were posted of the head but it never occurred to me that it was a different finish than the handle.
I have talked to Richard about the mismatch in finish and he said that the handle could be polished to match the head but that he did not plan on changing the finish of either the head or handle since both are already in production. I asked him if he would mind if I posted about this mismatch and see what other B&B members thought of the difference in finish so don't get the impression that I am trying to bad rap his product or blind side him (remember I have sat here for 4 days contemplating this before posting).
Does the mismatch in finish bother anyone else who has purchased this razor?
I held off buying the Weber razor because of the different finish between the head and handle. Granted there is a BIG difference on that razor. I feel that a high end razor should have all components of it matching, not only in style but in finish as well.
I have put the head on other handles I own and I find that the high polished handles look a lot better on the high polish Tradere head then the mat/satin handle does
What are your thoughts on the handle/head of the Tradere razor? Polish the handle to match the head? Mate the head with a different high polish handle? Hike up your skirt Nancy and just shave with it?
Rather than stuff this post full of pictures I have made a slide show with the different handles on the Tradere head