This is a genuine Parker Safety Razor and the newest of the Parker models. Just introduced in February 2010, this particular razor is extremely heavy, weighing in at 4.3 ounces!!! This is a traditional 3 piece safety razor with a textured handle for a sure grip. It is an excellent razor for those that are have been looking for a high quality heavy weight razor for a close shave! Properly cared for, it will last a life time. Quality never goes out of style! See for yourself why this razor is a must for the Double Edge Shaving enthusiast in pursuit of a Barbershop Shave! Couple these with our premium quality blades and you have an outstanding combination that can't be beat!