Karve razor by Christopher Bradley: First impressions....

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Str8on2, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. DaveO

    DaveO Active Member

    Well, I succumbed to this desire and ordered the 3.5" Karve sb with the C head. I just have to look at the fact that this is a lot cheaper than an urge to buy from being on a Swiss Watch forum.
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  2. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    You will enjoy it. Let us know when you get it. Congratulations!
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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    August 12, 2019
    Karve “D” Plate
    Gillette 7 o’Clock Yellow
    Thäter Olive Wood Synthetic
    A&E Frozen Mojitos
    Myrsol Agua de Limon

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  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Beautiful razor, brush combination in a good picture Clint. I like the colors.
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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Doug.
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  6. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys,

    for a complete newbie with a Karve Razor...what would be your suggestion if i would like to buy this razor?

    I get a Karve on loan (it hopefully will arrive today), with the CC Head and an OC C plate.

    As far as i read it here, the OC C plate is a great deal, when you would like to have a gentle and smooth shave, but thoroughly enough to be BBS in 3-passes, right?

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  7. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    How have you been Thorsten? I have a brass OC with a C &D plate with a 3 inch handle. I love it.
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  8. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Douglas,

    i'm doing well so far. :) Thank you.

    Hope you are fine too.

    The Karve arrived. What surprised me instantly, is the weight of the razor. Never thought, that this razor would be THAT heavy.

    Furthermore it is build like a tank. Great!!!

    Both plates are the "C" plate, so i don't think that is the badest plate to try it with.

    Sunday will be the first shave. It looks very fine. I would call the razor "photogenic" :lyrtuy5:

    For my first shave i will try the CC. Let's hope the best, but i do not think, that it will dissapointing...
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  9. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    How long of a handle did you get? It will be interesting to hear your results Thorsten. I really like my Karve.
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  10. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    To be honest...i don't know how long the handle is. I'll have to ask the owner...:)
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  11. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Sorry Thorsten, I thought you ordered a Krave.
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  12. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately it is just a loan...but if i like it,i'm thinking of ordering it.

    Free Worldwide Shipping till 23 /10...this would make it much more affordable...
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  13. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    So, i was just so impressed with today's shave, that i had to order the Karve directly.

    Man what a smooth shave this has been. Against the growth the smoothest razor i've tried so far. Awesome!!!

    I've ordered the Brass Version with the Closed Comb C-plate and the 3" handle.

    It will be my first razor, which i can watch "aging".
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  14. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    OCtober 13, 2019

    Karve CBOC 'E' Plate
    Polsilver Super Iridium
    Alpha Shaving Titanium Outlaw Maggard SHD
    Saponificio Varesino Opuntia
    Fine Italian Citrus
    ADP Colonia Essenza

  15. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

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  16. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    I knew you would love the Karve. I have both the Closed Comb and the Open Comb Brass Versions. I have both the C and D plates along with the 3" handle. You have made an excellent purchase. :happy088:
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  17. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Very nice Jim. :happy096:
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  19. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Doug. ;)
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  20. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Great razor for the money. Great craftsmanship, tight tolerances and an excellent alloy built to last. Pick a plate or two in either sb or oc configurations and enjoy smooth & efficient feeling shaves.


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