Parker Straight Razor UK Reviews
If you are in the process of buying your first straight razor, or maybe you are thinking of getting another one, then is the Parker range worth your consideration? There are certain brands that are associated with shaving and razors generally, and Parker shaving products certainly sit in that higher league.
Parker have been making shaving products such as razors, brushes, soap and shaving bowls for over 40 years.
They are, and are quite proud of the fact, a family run business, that was first set up in 1973. Traditional wet shaving is what they specialise in, and their main focus is on both safety razors and straight blade razors.
They are proud of the quality products that they produce, so at least you know, that should you decide to buy one, then Parker are a well known and trusted brand.
So let's have a look at what they offer in this particular line. Parker straight edge razors would sit in the affordable range for most people with prices starting as low as £13 and going up to around £20.
There are not a huge number to pick from, so we have selected below, what we believe the best ones to be.
Top 3 Parker Straight Blade Razors
Their top razors are:
- Parker 34R Stainless Steel Razor
- Parker 31R Stainless Steel Razor
- Parker SRX Heavy Duty Professional
No 1 Choice - Parker 34R Stainless Steel Razor
We believe that the Parker 34R is the best choice of those that are available and is also a decent choice for a beginner.
We did find a video of a chap using the Parker 34R, so we thought that you might like to have a look at that one.
He had never used a straight razor before, but to be fair, he actually uses this one really well. We think it is also pretty obvious that it does give him a really close shave.
You may also notices he uses a pre-shave cream, which is a great idea. It seems he is a Proraso shaving cream fan as well and we wouldn't disagree with him on that. He is using a nice angle for shaving though which should be ideally 30 degrees to the skin.
No 2 Choice - Parker 31R Stainless Steel Razor
We believe that the Parker 31R is also a good straight razor. It does have a stainless steel blade arm with a snap lock holder.
It takes your normal double edge razor blades. That means you don't need to worry about keeping the blade sharp as you simply change the blade when it gets worn.
Buyers say this one does give a close shave and is a nice looking cut throat razor
No 3 Choice - Parker SRX Heavy Duty Professional
Parker have designed and made this razor for professional barber use. It has a heavy steel blade arm and weighs around 2.3 ounces.
The end of the blade has been rounded to avoid nicking and cutting the skin.
It will take either single or double edged blades.
So hopefully you have found this review on Parker Straight razors helpful, and that you are now better informed. They are a good basic and affordable straight razor, which is why we like to include them in our reviews.
When they are used with a good quality cream, then you can be assured, that with a little practise, you will end up getting a top notch shave. It will certainly be a great deal better than anything you can get with a cheap disposable.
Practise is key though especially when starting out, and a Parker is a pretty good place to start. They are pretty much ideal for beginners, and although not top of the range, they are nonetheless a good quality product.