The Parker 90R is a contemporary razor that retains the classic TTO ('twist to open') design. This razor has a 4 inch long handle for extra stabilty (In comparison the the 3 inch handle which is most common on older safety razor models). When the handle of this razor is twisted, the top opens like a butterfly exposing the compartment where the blade is inserted. The razor body is made of brass and is nickel plated. You cannot go wrong with this combination! Many of us use a Double Edge Safety Razor every day. We believe they give the best shave - bar none. If you are looking for a new and usable Safety Razor this product will more than please!