I recently purchased a new razor in a polished finish. Upon careful inspection I noticed that there were some marks leftover from the manufacturing process and also some light blemishes/spots. This straight is made from O1 steel and has not been used.
I have 2 other razors made from a different kind of steel and they did not exhibit these problems. They were both brushed/satin finish though.
Would these marks/spots be acceptable to you or would you exchange for another one? Is this normal for this kind of steel/finish? Acceptable in this price range ($200-300)?
I'll leave the brand undisclosed for now; not trying to ruin anyone's reputation. I tried to take some pictures to show what I am talking about. It's kind of hard to capture it with such a shiny piece of metal.