Please read this carefully .....
The BC1 is made from a solid slab of aluminium that is precision milled, polished, and then finished with a sandblasted surface and anodising treatment that seals the surface. This entire process is incredibly labour intensive, especially the polishing that is done by hand and as aluminium is a relatively soft material, especially before anodising, it is unforgiving and easily damaged. This entire process and manual handling inevitably lead to defects on the surface.
On final inspection, units with surface defects must be rejected which is unfortunate as these imperfections in many cases would be difficult to notice and have no impact on the functionality or durability of the product.
With this in mind and the added objective of reducing the huge resource waste of simply scrapping the BC1, we have decided to make these units with superficial imperfections available in our store as B-Grade.
It is important to understand the type of defect and to appreciate the condition they are sold in. The surface itself is NOT damaged post anodising, which means it has the proper surface finish treatment and seal. The majority of defects are caused by the polishing process and the excessive removal of material that creates an uneven surface. There can also be small machining issues or minor scuffs, all of which happen BEFORE the final anodising processes.
In every other aspect, this is a BRAND NEW and FACTORY SEALED unit, it is not the same as a returned, open box or refurbished item and is indistinguishable from a standard new unit other than the surface imperfections.
Please take the time to check the example photos that highlight the type of surface defects that these B-Grade units have. Unfortunately, it is not practical for us to provide a picture or detail the specific type or location of the defect, but the images shown reflect the worst-case scenario, so expectations should be set accordingly.
Note that the packaging and serial number will reflect its B-Grade status to avoid any scenario where they might be confused or re-sold as standard units.