Here at Bob's Razor Works we're always trying to come up with new ideas while perfecting the old ones.
I've come up with a Barber Pole handle with an exotic wooden knob.
I have this Black and White Ebony available on my site.
I've also come up with a technique to duplicate the crisscross barber pole knurling Gillette used on razors like the bull dog.
I'll have some of those available shortly with and without wooden tips.