Parker 65R

Hi guys,
I'm interested to hear if anyone has any experience or views of the Parker 65R razor?
I'm looking for something more aggressive and efficient than my Muhle R89 that won't break the bank. Will it give me a shave similar to my beloved Merkur Slantbar?
Or am I just making any old excuse to buy another razor??
My advice would be, if you're considering the Parker range, to go and buy a Variant, or nothing at all. Their quality control is abhorring, the threads on three piece razors heads are not fully plated (and they say it's not a defect, even though the underlying zinc alloy is exposed!), my vendor had his whole batch with such defective razors.