No pre order that I'm aware of. I don't think he'll run out though. He usually makes plenty.
Imho $400 would be far too high. The steel blackbird is only $185 so it seems to me to be excessive if the titanium version were to be priced at more hthan twice the stainless steel one. Doesnt carbon and timeless charge substantially less for their titanium razors? H & s PO76 titanium is different because they are supposed to be that pricey because they are basically hand polished by the owner himself one at a time and he finishes them to wolfman standards. Therefore they were taking so much of his time he had to raise his prices.I am thinking price for the Ti Blackbird at least $400 . The H&S Ti is $500 which to me is overpriced but guys are buying them.
Absolutely agree with you. I find the price appreciation by some artisans not a welcome development.and is eventually moving the artisanal products out of range of many wet shavers - just imagine if everybody followed suit and boutique razors all end up costing 100 per cent more across the board...If Timeless can produce an excellent Ti razor for $225, I think the $400 + sellers are just gouging. From what I understand of Shane's business model he'll charge a reasonable price and the razor won't sell out in the first 30 minutes.