For more than 40 years, Parker has been producing fine quality safety razors. The earlier generations remember the time when their parents or their grandparents used those metal Parker safety razors. Today, the younger people often use cartridge razors that have multi-blades. There are very easy to use and allows very short shaving time. They are products of innovations and promise modern convenience. They might seem all too well but a major problem with these razors is that they cost expensive or at least result to very high spending in a long term basis. This drawback is common among all cartridge or disposable razors. This is the reason why some people go back to the traditional safety razors.
The Parker 92R is a double edge safety razor. Buying the razor only costs around $35. A razor blade costs less than 20 cents and can last for three shaves. For a clearer comparison, $20 will give you 100 razor blades but only one multi-blade razor.
The razor is made from solid brass which give a heavy weight, around 3.4 ounces. The weight is often taken away from modern razors since they’re made up of plastic or from polymer materials. The weight of razor is important since it aids it cutting the hair especially those short and curly ones. For a closer shave, the blade has to cut the hair with the least amount of pressure that you apply with your hands.
The head of the razor can be opened through “butterfly doors.” There is a knob at the top of the handle which can be twisted to open the head of the razor. Other razors need to be taken apart altogether to open the head. The butterfly doors mechanism make it very easy to replace a blade. You simply have to open the head, take out a used blade, and replaced with a new one. You can do it which holding the razor with your hands. You don’t have to place any parts on a surface and hold the blade for a long time.
The handle of the razor is textured for a sure grip. This is very important since ensures that the razor will not slip when doing the wet the shaving. Double edge safety razors are used for wet shaving. Unlike the modern razors where they contain lube sticks that activate on water, DE razors require you to use lather or cream to do the shaving. Shaving then takes more time and requires more preparation.
The razor is shave-ready with 5 Shark blades that go with it. These blades are well enough to be used although you can always get other razor blades. There are tons of brands that offer excellent razor blades.
The razor is a simple and straight-forward razor. You get what you need with this safety razor and at a very low cost as compared to the modern ones. It’s very durable, aggressive, and reliable.