This 97R safety razor is a BRAND NEW addition to the Parker Safety Razor range with a shorter, more traditional length handle. Its dimensions and handling are very much inspired by late 19th century razors whilst the styling is contemporary yet understated. The short, heavyweight handle is made from nickel plated brass which and has an engraved criss-cross 'milled' design which provides an ergonomic grip, even with wet hands. The groove near the base of the handle allows the finger to sit naturally in it, giving a balanced feel to the razor when shaving. Compatible with all double edge safety razor replacement blades Parker razors are so easy to use, they are ideal for those new to double edge razors.