It's less than $30 and with the included blades you will get 100+ shaves. Plus you don't have to worry about the hidden costs of stropping and honing a $100+ blade.
Don't get me wrong, I am likely going to drop some coin on a nice Hart blade, so don't let me stop you from going with the Dovo or any other nice blade, but I think if you are on the fence and just want to get practice before investing then you should start with the Parker. I use it every day with cold water and no lather with NO problems.
"With that big a crowd, the best you can hope for from a weapon is intimidation. Something that'll stop them and make them back down for a few seconds while you quickly leave. I don't think a switchblade would do the…"
"Most switchblades are not very useful - blade wise. The very good ones are very expensive, and finicky to unreliable at best. A fixed blade (even a small one) is better in a fight. But no knife is going to turn the odds when that overmatched. "