Is it your first Wolfman, or do you already have the WR2 design? I have the Blackbird and Karve, but can only compare them to the WR2's that I've had. Great razors all!
I have the EJ 3one6 and love the razor I use a Polsilver blade in it, with a Feather not as comfortable a shave. If I was getting a Wolfman what would you recommend?If you want to try the hollow handle I'd recommend getting a solid handle at the same time. Easy to sell the one you don't want. I ordered a hollow and a solid (different handle designs) but much preferred the solid. If you are after a lighter razor get the Darwin, it's a better choice than a hollowed out handle in my view and is a great fit for the WR1.
Finish is totally personal. Do you enjoy cleaning and polishing razors, then polished is for you! Polished looks great until you touch it.
If you want low maintenance and no stress over scratches, go for a brushed finish. My brushed razor gets used more than my polished Wolfman. Plus it looks like a razor not a piece of jewellery.
He could also go with dual comb, if it is still offered.I have no idea about the exposure of the BB - never tried this razor so can't talk for blade feel
Karve D according to the website is +0.13
WR1 .74 is around +0.17
Standard gap is +0.10
Equally can't work out WR2 exposure
If I was to go for the .74 I would definitely get the OC, the .80 OC is super smooth despite the exposure