- Twist-To-Open design for easy blade replacement
- Frame is 100% Brass and Chrome plated for durability
- 3 Inch Textured Handle - Provides a sure grip, even with wet and soapy hands
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 1 inches
- Weight: 85 grams
The 87R uses the same head as Parker’s other twist-to-open (TTO) razors, so the shave should be familiar to those who have used other Parker TTO models. The difference here is the handle. It’s both very nicely balanced (IMO) and has an attractive yet “grippy” texture. At three inches it’s one of the shortest handles in the current Parker line (the 94R three piece razor is also three inches and the 65R three piece is four inches). It may be a fraction lighter than the other short handled Parkers (3oz vs. 3.75 oz) but in actual use I think it is plenty heavy enough for maintaining good shave technique.
For those who are interested in the metallurgy, the razor is chrome plated over a brass frame.