I love this razor. It is very well made and looks great. I recommend the Feather razor blades -- very sharp.
The Parker 48R "Gold Tone" razor has a nice "heft" weighing in at 3.4 ounces. The handle on this razor is mid-length, yet it weighs more than most long handle razors. As a result, this razor has a "heavy in the hand" feel. It has excellent balance and the extra heft is useful for conquering a tough beard -- It is it a fantastic shaver.