Pros: Overall Quality, Durability
I have used inherited safety razors for the past several years, and as they seemed to be getting tired, decided to buy this to replace them. The decision was between this and the similar, evidently better-selling Parker with the 4 inch handle. I chose this one because of the longer handle and, to be honest, better looks. I have only one gripe, and it is that when twisting the handle to cinch the whole thing taut after installing or cleaning the blade, you need to twist it firmly and the attractive grooves near the top do not let you get a good grip, especially with wet hands. If it is not firmly twisted and snug, it tends to flex and move about between the head and handle. The fix? Use a towel to aid grip or make sure your hands are fairly dry. I have been using this for a month now and have no complaints. The finish is attractive, the balance is good, the non-adjustable blade is at an acceptable angle and it turns morning drudgery into something of an old-time, elemental, Y-chromosome ritual. This is by far the cheapest way to shave, too. Invest in this razor (or similar), add a pack of blades and some shave oil or shave soap, and you can save serious money over currently marketed, multi-bladed, lotion-stripped, buzzing, over-priced monsters hanging at the super-store.