Parker Variant

Average User Rating:
5/5,
  1. Umma2gumma
    5/5,
    "An UPDATE"
    Pros - Close, reliable, irritation free shave
    Cons - None so far.
    Having used this razor for a few weeks now, I am amazed at just how great of a shave it provides. I've been on a fast paced project with a tight schedule for the past two weeks, and very little time in the morning, so I am shaving as fast as possible with little time to experiment, done in 7 minutes. Among all of my razors, Parker Variant set to 3.5, coupled with Astra SP, provides the best, repeatable and reliable, irritation free shave with least fuss and minimal touch up. The trick was finding the right angle (it likes to be held with the handle a bit closer to the face than some of my other razors).
    Grip:
    5/5,
    Price:
    4/5,
    Balance:
    4/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Adjustability:
    4/5,
    User Friendly:
    5/5,
    Aggressiveness:
    3/5,
    Ease of Blade Replacement:
    5/5,
  2. China shaver
    5/5,
    "Parker variant is just what I needed"
    Pros - Obviously adjustable so no matter how many days or even hours growth it will work.
    Great weight for 'letting the razor do the work'
    Really nice slip proof grip
    handle neither too short nor too long
    Cons - Only remembering to line up the head with the notch on the baseplate
    Had this for a couple of months now, wish I'd got it sooner, I had been contemplating it for months and months prior. I wish I had taken the plunge at the outset. Of all my razors, this is the only one where it doesn't matter which blade I use in it, I invariably get a good shave with it. The fact that you can 'dial in' settings mid shave by just turning the dial and without switching plates makes this the most flexible razor I have to date. you don't even have to loosen the head.
    Grip:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Balance:
    4/5,
    Quality:
    4/5,
    Adjustability:
    5/5,
    User Friendly:
    5/5,
    Aggressiveness:
    5/5,
    Ease of Blade Replacement:
    4/5,
  3. Erat9999
    5/5,
    "Parker Variant Newbie"
    Pros - Nice solid feel when shaving. Adjustments very easy to do and consistent.
    Cons - Very slight difference in projection of each side.
    I've been using this razor as a DE newbie for about 2 weeks. I find the 5 setting about right for a first pass WTG, 3 for XTG and 2 for ATG with a new Astra SP Platinum. This is comfortable for 2 shaves and I can tolerate a 3rd shave. I tried a fourth today and if I was penny-pinching, I would be able to do this but at <7 cents a shave, why bother! I would give this razor a 6 if I could. I wake up every day excited to shave, who'd have believed that!
    Grip:
    5/5,
    Price:
    4/5,
    Balance:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Adjustability:
    5/5,
    User Friendly:
    5/5,
    Aggressiveness:
    5/5,
    Ease of Blade Replacement:
    5/5,