Our razors are designed to be as beautiful as they are functional. The handle's bold, geometric motif is inspired by early safety razors, as well as the Art Deco movement of the 1920s. The handle is first turned on a lathe, then CNC milled to produce the flats and the chevron pattern. The graceful taper gives the perfect balance, and the handle will not slip, even if your hands are soapy.
The head design should be familiar to afficionados of double edge razors. It has proven itself the most durable and effective over the years. Unlike on many razors, the cutouts on the blade guard are functional, allowing more of the shaving medium to reach the blade; it does not clog easily. The razor is aggressive, yet remarkably smooth. Once we dialed it in, I personally was shocked by how efficiently the razor takes down stubble while remaining gentle. The blade holders fit the blade perfectly. The threading is precise. Hand rubbed, the finish is immaculate, yet each razor bears the unmistakable character of hand polishing. There is nothing else quite like it.
The final product was the result of over a year of R&D. First we made scans of existing head designs. The geometry was then modified to achieve the perfect shave. Dozens of handle configurations were drafted, then discarded. We printed the more promising designs on a 3D printer. We made prototypes in titanium, then corrected as needed. Not until the razor was as perfect as we could make it did we bring it to market.
Titanium is the second most noble metal after gold; it will not corrode except under the most extreme conditions. It is roughly double the price of stainless steel, and considerably more expensive to machine. Go ahead and leave a wet blade in our razor night after night. It will weather it like a champ. If you ever do see some rust, it's from the blade. Just wipe it away with your finger or a soft cloth. You can spray it with Windex, then wipe it down for tougher stains.
A stainless steel razor will rust badly if a wet blade is left in it all the time. I have had the maddening experience of having very expensive stainless steel razors corrode. This can be prevented by using the proper coating, but not all manufacturers do so.
Stainless steel may feel substantial in the hand, but the lower mass of titanium has advantages for shaving. While the Paradigm double edge has a substantial handle and good heft, it has only 60% of the mass that it would have in stainless steel. It is simply easier to shave with less pressure.