This is the eagerly awaited butterfly-opening version of the Parker 99R Heavy Duty Premium Barber pole. Taking styling cues from popular high-end hence high price razors, this chrome-plated razor provides excellent grip, balance and performance. The overall length is 11 cm and weighing in at 100g it is one of the heavier Parkers giving a nice substantial feel when in the hand. The Parker 99R is an all-metal construction safety razor with a chrome-plated finish for strength, looks and durability. The razor has a Twist to Open mechanism, sometimes known as a butterfly opening for ease of blade change. To put a new blade in just twist the knurled end that opens the razor head, pop out the old blade, insert the new, then twist in the opposite direction to hold the blade firmly in place. Although steeped in the tradition of shaving the 99R looks cool in any situation with it's understated twist or barbershop pole patterning on the handle and shiny chrome-plating, which also provides protection in the humid atmospheres generated in most bathrooms. Once considered the preserve of the older generation, safety razors have staged a major comeback as men everywhere find a more satisfying shave combined with major cost benefits of buying safety razor blades versus expensive multi-blade cartridges. It must be said that safety razors look super cool sat on any bathroom shelf. Combine this razor with a decent blade, a quality shaving brush and shaving cream and you will see why the popularity of the double edge razor is growing everyday. With 10 Shark Super Chrome blades this combination will deliver a Barbershop close shave. This is a beautiful safety razor for either your own use or a gift! Comes with 10 blades BLUEBIRD & SHARK super chrome.