Should You Buy A Parker Straight Razor?
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 league.
Who Are Parker Shaving?
They 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 one to be.
Our Verdict – The Parker 34R Stainless Steel Straight Razor
We believe that the Parker 31R is the best choice of those that are available and is also a decent choice for a beginner.
We believe that there are better options out there for your money though such as the DOVO range. You can read about those choices by clicking here.
We did find a video of a chap using the Parker R31, 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.
Again picking the right blade in this type of razor, is probably more important than the razor itself. We have done a top ten list of the best safety razors in the UK, so as you can see which are the best ones to use.
We would disagree on the use of a better brush and a shaving bowl, but that is what makes us all different. He is using a nice angle for shaving though which should be ideally 30 degrees to the skin.
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.