Parker 99R – Long Handle Heavyweight Butterfly Open Safety Razor

Parker has been making some of the finest grooming accessories for the last four decades. The Parker 99R safety razor is very promising as it delivers decent features and premium quality at an affordable price. It has an all metal build which provides enough weight to the user. The handle is extra long to maximize the grip.


The razor is very durable as its constructed with a solid brass frame. The butterfly top mechanism enables users to easily change blades when needed. You also get 5 high -quality Shark super chrome blades along with the razor.

Durable Brass Frame

The Frame is made of Brass and coated with chrome. This makes it very durable as well as attractive. There are plenty of razors that are just not built well enough to last long but this one is not like other razors. Once you hold the parker 99R in your hand you will feel the difference. It feels solid. It inspires a sense of durability just by holding it. Safety razors like these are expected to last for years so it is very important they are constructed well.

The body is all metal. You will not find even the tiniest traces of plastic on it. The razor is plated with chrome using an advanced plating process to make it even more durable. The razor is assembled by hand to make sure that you get the highest quality possible.

Easy Blade Replacement

The Parker 99R makes it super easy to change the blade using a “butterfly open mechanism. All you have to do is twist on the knob placed on the handle to open the butterfly top. Once you have replaced the blade twist the know again to close. The entire process takes seconds instead of minutes. The ability to change the blades quickly and easily is very important with a safety razor like this one.

Since this is a wet shave safety razor, so, you need to change blades when they go blunt. You will never have to worry about messing with screws while changing blades ever again. The safety razor is compatible with all brands of blades provided the brand manufactures them in the proper size.

Comforting Weight

Since the body of the safety razor is made of brass, the razor has a good weight to it. The lack of any cheap plastic parts further adds to the weight of this razor. The razor weighs a comfortable 3.4 ounces. Any experienced wet shaver will tell you that its always better to buy a heavy razor rather than a light one. You will not have to put extra pressure while shaving with the 99R.

While shaving you should use as little pressure as possible. That is why you need a heavy razor. The Parker 99R razor is heavy enough to let you use its weight to do the work for you. Yet the razor is not so heavy as to make it hard to control. The weight will help cut through even the toughest of beards.

Excellent Grip

The handle has the special texture for better grip. The handle itself is longer than most razors. The length of the handle is 4 inches, which is enough to provide an amazing amount of control to the user. In fact, the grip is so good that you can easily control the razor by holding the tip of the razor. The solid grip will help you use the razor even when your hands are slippery and wet.

This is very important as your hands will most probably be wet while shaving. The safety razor provides excellent control over where it is going. It doesn’t matter if you are an amateur or an expert you will agree that a good grip is one of the most important features of any good safety razor.

1. Shark Super Chrome Blades

When you purchase the Parker 99R you also get five shark super chrome blades. This means you can get started with shaving right away. These super chrome blades are some of the best ones in the market. The blades are very sharp and very smooth. They can easily last for more than a couple of shaving sessions.

2. Shark super chrome blades are preferred for aggressive razors but will work well with mild razors too. You get a smooth, satisfying and close shave using the combination of Parker 99R safety razor and Shark blades.

Only once you use up all the blades supplied with the razor will you have to worry about getting new ones.


  • Excellent build quality for the price.
  • Full metal construction adds durability and weight.
  • It only takes a few seconds to change the blades.
  • Shark super chrome blades supplied with the razor are superb.


  • It is too expensive for someone just interested in learning the art of wet shaving.
  • It Might not be “Aggressive” enough for some experience users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Parker 99R razor made in China?
A: No, the razor is made in India and assembled by hand by experienced professional. Quality is the top priority for Parker razors.
Q: Is it as good as Gillette Mach series razors?
A: Yes, the razor is much sharper and the shave is better than what you get using any Gillette razor. In general, the wet shave is more enjoyable than regular shave.
Q: I have never used a safety razor. Is it hard to learn how to use this razor?
A: It is fairly easy to use a double edged razor. You may have to learn a few basics before you can get started but the switch to the other side is worth it.
Q: Will I have to buy a stand to store the safety razor?
A: There are many compatible stands that you can buy without spending too much. However, if you choose not to buy a separate stand for the razor that’s fine too.


Whether you are an experienced wet shave veteran or an amateur trying to learn the Parker 99R is versatile enough to meet all your needs. The Parker 99R is a good option for someone looking for a safety razor that’s not super expensive while still maintaining a good build quality. The long handle provides extra grip which is always welcome in a wet shave. In terms of weight, the razor lies in the goldilocks zone, not to light but heavy enough for an effortless shave. The fact that you get 5 high -quality Shark super chrome blades just sweetens the deal.