Dirty Donuts are so Good.
Perceived quality is entirely different to mechanical properties. I am no expert in the field but perceived quality is certainly affected by weight (heavier weight is usually perceived as higher quality). Colour, reflectiveness, sound, softness, and all sorts of other properties affect perception of quality. Look at the interior of an expensive car and the types of materials that are selected. Talk to an architect or an interior designer who would know about this field. Ask a professional photographer why he uses a heavy metal camera instead of a light polycarbonate camera that is more resilient. It’s all about perception, and that is what I talked about. It is absolutely important how something feels. You pay more for a Mercedes because the materials feel better, they make better sounds, they look better - relatively little to do with the mechanical properties of the materials, which may well be inferior in many mechanical ways.
It’s a bit high-handed to say my comment was absurd merely because it does not fit into your particular field of knowledge, which has little to do with the point. I suspect the mechanical properties of materials used in a razor are not generally important - razors function perfectly well whether made of metal (any metal) or plastic. A razor is not a spaceship, it is just a holder for a blade. But when you hold it in your hand and apply it to your skin the way it feels does matter.
I support this message. I prefer a $4 razor with a brass bottom plate, zamac head and plastic handle. Plenty light for maneuverability and I don’t need or want it to be heavy, because I’m skilled enough to use the awesome and effective technique called pressure?
I get smooth, close shaves that rival my Shavette’s and I save a ton of money not purchasing many different expensive stainless steel and titanium razors.
Oh I still waste my money, it’s just spent on guns instead. I mean, after everything is said and done, it’s just money.