I recently acquired this compact Merkur travel razor from WCS. At $28 its priced very low compared to other sites I visited. The only model they had in stock at the time was the open comb so why not. Its extremely compact(smaller then a Feather Portable cased) and came in a leather case that seemed very appealing to me. I had to try it out like any new toy I get. If you have very large hands I don't think this will work for you. The is 4 pieces with the handle screwed together and then attaches to the 2 piece head. This particular head is the older style and flatter. The shaves were superb and using a used India Wilkinson blade was excellent. Smooth and close. The case will even hold one or two blades when closed. So I am totally satisfied with the razor and can't wait to take it on a trip. Incidentally its 100% chromed & total length about 3" .