I wrote an email to Anne at Dovo/Merkur earlier today about the problems with the finish on their razors. I got a reply, she said they just recently changed their tooling and acknowledged that they wear out after a few years. She wants me to resubmit the photos I sent in to them last year with all the marks and defects on the razors, mostly the HDs and Classic models.
I would appreciate it if others would send in their photos of the various Merkur razors that have these same defects with regards to seam marks, plating issues, pits, burrs, pumps, marks in the molds, parts that weren't polished or buffed properly before plating. I told her others had problems with their razors too, she wants to fix these problems. Hey maybe I might get a free razor from them for helping out? But send in your photos or maybe we could start a small gallery here on the site where people can post photos and we could just send Anne a direct link so she can check them out herself. But Merkur should know that there are many razors with these defects from a wide variety of Merkur owners. Thanks.