This is the best selling Parker safety razor and is quite simply a work of art. The design is a harmonious blend of the modern and the traditional. Its dimensions and handling are very much inspired by late 19th century razors whilst the styling is contemporary yet understated. The slightly longer than usual 4 inch (10cm) long polished nickel handle is of medium to heavy weight, feeling reassuringly firm in the hand yet having perfect balance when shaving. Features the distinctive Parker butterfly opening mechanism whereby the base of the handle is twisted to open the head undoubtedly the simplest and safest way to insert safety razor blades.