Talk about compact, Merkur's Travel DE razor breaks down into 4 pieces which easily fit into a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" genuine leather case with snap closure. When assembled, the razor is 2-7/8" long and it weighs approximately 1.5 ounces. The handle of this razor is turned to unscrew the top plates for loading the blade. It's non-adjustable straight-edge head measures 1-5/8" long x 1" wide. The slim handle is 2-3/4" long x 7/16" diameter, and has a secure-grip incised cross-hatched design. Don't let its size deceive you, this is a very practical, not to mention convenient, razor. Uses any double edge blade.