What do I have here? Of course I thought I was buying a Black Beauty. I was buying a bunch and not taking the time to examine each. Underneath, it's stamped "India".
You got your son a good one, there. Love my Variant.
I love mine also. If you have a Merkur with a long threaded cap or any Progress, try that on your Variant. More aggressive per setting and smoother. If you do try and like the setup, I’ll be happy to tell you how to easily calibrate it per number setting, takes only a few minutes.
I´m wondering if the Parker 96R is an exact replica of the black beauty... or just a ressemblance.
has anyone both?
Does Parker make its tto's with plated brass?
Thanks for the explanation... I had totally forgotten, that the black beauty an ajustable was!
When I see Parker ttos, I assume that they're not as well made as the Gillettes were...
I have tried to introduce the DE to my wife but the adoption hasn't worked out yet.Parker makes some good razors. They had some QC problems for a while but are much better now. I almost got this one for my wife and also looked at the 29L because of the resemblance to the Lady Gillette. Just before buying the 29l, I found an NOS Lady Gillette for my wife.
I have tried to introduce the DE to my wife but the adoption hasn't worked out yet.
She knows (from my experience) that it's the real deal, but she lacks time and motivation.
A mild Wilkinson sword lies in the shower for her, I 'll see how it goes...
I find ttos perfect for our wifes, because they are easy to load, smooth, and have a "cool factor". On top of that, a Parker won't break the bank.
The 29L in pink looks nice by the way.
If I'd buy her a 96R, because of the looks of the black beauty, I might use it instead