Wolfman Razors are designed and machined in a small shop by a journeyman machinist with 17 years machining experience. From raw material to finished razors, everything is done on site by one man in Alberta, Canada.
316L Stainless Steel. This is sourced locally in Alberta and is the best of the readily available stainless steel options. It's a highly corrosion resistant metal and can be finished to a very high mirror polish.
Titanium (Grade 5, aka 6AL-4V). Just over half the weight of stainless steel, titanium has desirable properties such as being non magnetic, hypoallergenic, corrosion resistant.
Bronze (Aluminum Bronze 954) About 5% lighter weight than stainless steel, this metal is corrosion and wear resistant. Bronze will patina with exposure to water or humidity, resulting in a light brown antique appearance. Dark finishes can be applied as an alternative. Special care/maintenance may be required.
After machining, the pieces are sanded and polished by hand. Most surfaces and tool marks are sanded smooth, and then the pieces are rough polished. Then depending on the final finish, either a light brush is applied or further polishing is done to achieve a mirror finish.
Other metals may have a different process such as darkening for bronze, or anodizing for titanium.
*UPDATE* (June 14 2019) New finishing options for stainless steel are being offered temporarily. In addition to the mirror and brushed finish described above, there will be a "basic" version of both of these. The basic options will have a more textured surface.
Occasionally, custom orders will be taken by email. The priority for the near term is standard (non-custom) orders, in order to improve on availability.