Comprehensive Parker 22R Review 2024 – Another TTO DE!


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    Parker 22R - Long Handle Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor
    • Editor Rating

    • Rated 3 stars
    • Good

    • Parker 22R - Long Handle Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor
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    • Last modified: April 14, 2022
    • Weight-
      Editor: 70%
    • Grip
      Editor: 50%
    • Length-
      Editor: 80%
    • Aggressiveness
      Editor: 70%
    • Blade-Replacement
      Editor: 100%
    • Shave-Quality
      Editor: 60%
    • Affordability
      Editor: 90%

    Review Summary:

    In my opinion there are better Parker's out there if you wish to purchase one. This Parker is definitely on the aggressive side and I cannot recommend it for beginner.


    • TTO safety razor
    • Good Price Point


    • Poor Grip
    • Not the best balance
    • I am not a big fan of the overall look

    Hey guys and welcome to!  

    You’ve probably seen a lot of safety razor reviews on the internet and getting to pick a choice of safety razor became difficult.

    Today, I will be doing another Parker safety razor review for you guys just to make it easier for my razor fans to have a closer look at these Parker razors.

    The victim of today’s review is the Parker 22R.

    Overall, Parker safety razors tend to be a little bit more on the aggressive side.

    Parker also has a good amount of butterfly open style safety razors in their lineup.

    The Parker 22R is a butterfly open, brass frame and dark chrome coated safety razor that is all metal.

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    Parker is one of the great shaving companies.

    Two of their razors made our exclusive list of the best safety razors and they even made our list for the best shaving brushes and best shaving bowls.

    Let’s jump right into the Parker 22R review (there are so many other Parker razor reviews on here) so you can find out if it is the right safety razor for you.

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      Detailed Parker 22R Review

      Weight and Balance

      The Parker 22R weighs in at exactly 3.0 ounces.

      This is a decent weight for the safety razor, but in all honesty, it does not feel that heavy or sturdy in my hands.

      The biggest flaw about the safety razor is probably the balance.

      In my experience is very handle heavy which requires me to use additional pressure while shaving in order to get a baby but smooth shave.

      The weight of the razor should do all the work for you in an ideal situation, but with the safety razor, I felt like I needed to add a little muscle which is something that you don’t want.

      Parker 22R Review


      The grip is also something that is lacking on the safety razor.

      The only grip on the handle is the thick grooves that spiral down the handle from the top to the bottom.

      Although I have never had this safety razor slip out on me, I could see how easily could.

      You need to be careful while using the Parker 22R safety razor especially if your hands are wet.


      The Parker 22R comes in at 4.25 inches from head to toe which is longer than my Merkur 1904 razor.

      This is a good length for a safety razor for me because my hands are larger than most.

      If you have extremely small hands you might have some problems maneuvering it from one hand position to the next, especially with its lackluster grip.

      If you have average size hints you should not have a problem with using a safety razor unless it is longer than 4.5 inches long.


      Overall the Parker 22R is a fairly aggressive safety razor.

      In my experience, the majority of Parker safety razors, as well as butterfly open safety razors tend to be a little bit more aggressive than two or three-piece safety razors.

      I would rate this safety razor a 7/10 on my aggressiveness scale.

      It is not recommended for beginners and you need to be very careful while shaving.

      You can get a close shave if you have good technique, a good amount of lather, and the proper blade.

      Blade Replacement

      Like all other twist-to-open or butterfly open safety razors, it is extremely easy to replace old blades with new ones.

      The opening and closing mechanism seems to work just fine.

      The biggest problem is that when it is fully tightened my blade does not seem fully secure and tends to get out of alignment while I am shaving which is a hassle for me. 

      Be sure to check out our article on the best safety razor blades on the market today!

      Parker 22R butterfly open DE razor

      Conclusion – Parker 22R Review

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      Overall this is a very budget safety razor.

      It will run you approximately $28 on which is similar to all the other Parker safety razors.

      But in my opinion, there are better Parker’s out there if you wish to purchase one, so I wouldn’t call it the best parker razor any day.

      This Parker 22R is definitely on the aggressive side and I cannot recommend it for beginners.

      You can get a very close shave if you have good wet shaving experience and have decent technique.

      The biggest problem is that you need to have a little bit of muscle in your shave because it does not seem to have the best balance.

      I hope you guys liked my Parker 22R review!

      Leave a comment down below if this was helpful for you and please share it on social media if you want to tell your friends about it.

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      Also, don’t forget the importance of having a quality shaving soap or shaving cream to achieve that desired lather and quality baby butt smooth shave. 

      Happy shaving!

      Frequently Asked Questions About Parker 22R

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