Ok. as promised, some pics and a quick review of the Qshave Parthenon. Details Brand: Qshave Model: Parthenon black Blade: Feather (yellow box), used, 5th shave on side 1 (9th total) Soap: De Vergulde Hand (Dutch) Razors used as comparisson Matador De Luxe (very short handle) Gillette Slim Twist (until last week my main razor) Gillette Slim Adjuster (used it since Friday) Shipping options Standard: Razor + blades Premium: Standard + stand and leather pouch Luxery: Premium with shaving bowl and brush Each option has a chrome or black option. The handle is black, for the rest all other parts are chrome. I went for the Black Premium, as a stand sounded like a useful option, and I use a soap in a bowl, so no need for an extra one. The black handle looks good to me. The pictures of the blank version shows vertical lines (don't have one, so no opinion on the handling), the black handle has a fine black 'mesh', making it rough to the touch. (which I like) Unpacking While unpacking the shipment box, inside there are 1 box, 1 tin and 1 leather protection pouch. The tin contains the Feather 50 blades, with a black logo. And the box contains the razor with goodies I was surprised to find a brush for cleaning. The razor feels solid and is heavy compared to my Gillette Slim Twist, but not a lot heavier then the Slim Adjuster. The handle is long, from the adjustment ring 77 mm, which I prefer. During adjustment of the level I feel a lighy click, indicating a level, but setting a level in between is possible. First shave As I was testing the Slim adjuster, I decided to start with the same level I ended up there, 6. I was lazy and switched the Feather blade I've been using for 8 days and did a 5th shave on side 1, which I have to admit was smoother then with the Slim Adjuster 3 days before. The razor is good to use and direct, the weight helps in shaving and for me the long handle offers a tad more control then the Slim Adjuster I have with a short handle. With the Slim Adjuster I noticed that the soap/hair buildup would not wash away sometimes, which was solved by loosening the blade. The Parthenon has the same issue, but loosening for rinsing during the shave was needed a bit more often. The massive base prevents easy access with water. Conclusion For me, the Qshave Parthenon is a razor that I shall test a lot more and will probably end up as the main razor. The weight combined with the handle length and shave result makes it a good razor for me.