Don’t let the fact that this is a “travel” razor dissuade you from thinking it’s not quality. I’ve gotten one of the smoothest shaves ever with this bad boy and that’s saying a lot as I have used $200+ DE razors and not gotten as good a shave. I travel a lot for work (airline pilot) and wanted something in a case that would protect it in my Dopp kit. The little leather case is small and protects the razor perfectly. There’s probably just enough room behind the razor head to store a couple extra blades.
The shave itself is what I would call aggressive but not deadly. And I routinely use a Gillette Superspeed red tip so I know the difference. I warmed my face with a hot shave towel, applied some Proraso with a badger brush and did two passes with a new Feather blade. One with and one against after relathering. Finished off with a tingling splash of Pinaud clubman rubbed in. I have a very thick coarse beard and this Parker razor made my face butter smooth. Would highly recommend.