The Parker 24c is my first de razor, and it's been giving spectacular results vs the cartridge razors I used to use. It seems quite mild but efficient, have barely cut myself, and I'm getting a very close shave with WTG/XTG passes. My skin/skill level doesn't allow ATG, but even without, I get a great experience. Weight is good, and knurl on handle ensures grip even when the razor is wet. Overall, great razor.
Great razor except for the handle. Picky about the shaving angle
This is my first open comb razor. It really isn't the "plate glass window" that one might expect form the blogs. The shave is not a smooth as some as some of my closed combs but it took me a while to find the sweet spot with my Parker 98R and 65R closed combs razors and I assume that after I try a few different blades and techniques, I'll get a perfect shave. On thing about the 24C is that you need to hold the head at 40-45 degrees rather than 30 degrees to get the best shave which makes it harder to shave under the nose. I have yet to cut myself with this "dangerous" style of razor. The one problem I encountered was with the handle. The handle, like most Parker handles, are really beautiful. The edges along the 4 faceted bands on the handle are painfully sharp to my touch. I've started to use another handle when I use this razor.
Huge upgrade from my first
Huge upgrade from my first safety razor
Parker 24 open comp razor
After a slight learning curve I am getter a very smoth shave with no irritation. The main thing is to apply no or very little pressure. Let the weight of the razor do the job.
A $27.00 Razor
"One gets what one pays for." I am quite spoiled by Edwin Jagger. Their plating is second to none. It is my understanding that Mhuel is quite excellent also.