This particular razor is extremely heavy in the hand and has a non-slip handle. It is a traditional butterfly open razor with old world quality! It is an excellent razor for those that have been looking for a high quality heavy weight razor for a close shave! This is a premium quality razor that is both beautiful and functional! Properly cared for, it will last a life time. Quality never goes out of style! See for yourself why this razor is a must for the double edge shaving enthusiast in pursuit of a barbershop shave! Forget those 4 and 5 blades razors that cost a fortune for blade refills. These double edge razors deliver a close shave at a fraction of the cost. Couple these with premium quality blades like the Sharks and you have an outstanding combination that can't be beat! Genuine brass frame and nickel/chrome plated.