CJB3 - I am not sure if you made your decision yet but I absolutely love the WRH1. I am traditionally a barberpole guy but for some reason the pattern on the WRH2 is not appealing to me. As for the WRH1 - it is not like any other diamond cut pattern or traditional knurling you have ever seen (i.e. merkur HD, any of the Razorocks, etc.). The pattern and cuts are much larger and look ***really elegant***. The lighting reflects off the "facets" making it really cool looking. I have never been a handle guy but this changed my mind and make me really pay attention to handles.