I just got the Parker SR1. It is a total piece of junk. It loudly proclaims on the side "Made in India" and it looks like it. The 'finish' is so cheap it doesn't even exist, the pieces are loose, they jam into each other, causing the razor to have trouble closing -- and the blade is very unsafe to remove because of how difficult it is to open it. This guy says it all in his review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPG8KREeHS4 I saw it before I bought it, and I thought, maybe he just got a bad one -- I had heard good reviews about it, so I took the plunge. Turns out I got a 'bad one' too. Worst $25 I've ever spent. This thing is ugly and disgusting. Don't bother with it.