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

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

  1. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Razor: Karve with a “D” plate
    Blade: Gillette Silve Blue
    Brush: WDC-8 w/ LS (MS) 2 Band 100% Finest
    Soap: Jeeves of Hudson Turkish Bath
    A/S: Old Spice Lime
    Bowl: The Castle Shave Co. Bowl

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  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Doug.
     
  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 14, 2019
    Karve D Plate
    Feather
    WDC-8 with Druida Manchurian
    AOS Sandalwood Cream
    Fine Santal Absolut

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  4. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Bravo Gents. Bravo...... :happy096: :eatdrink047:
     
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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Gus. I hope you are doing well.
     
  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 15, 2019
    Karve D Plate
    Feather
    WDC-8 with Druida Manchurian
    MdC Vetyver
    Guerlain Vetiver EDT

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  7. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 16, 2019
    Karve D Plate
    Feather
    WDC-8 with Druida Manchurian
    Stirling R4L Soap and Aftershave

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  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 17, 2019
    Karve D Plate
    Feather
    WDC-8 with Druida Manchurian
    C&S Oxford and Cambridge Shave Soap
    Fine Lavender Aftershave

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    Enjoying this week with the Karve.
     
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  9. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 18, 2019
    Karve D Plate
    Feather
    WDC-8 with Druida Manchurian
    Speick Shave Cream
    Myrsol Antesol

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  10. GatorJoe

    GatorJoe Well-Known Member

    I love what you’re letting that razor do...
     
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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you. The patina is really coming out nicely.
     
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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    January 19, 2019
    Karve D Plate
    Feather
    WDC-8 with Druida Manchurian
    Mystic Water Vetiver & Oakmoss
    Guerlain Vetiver EDT

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  13. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Superb amigo. Superb! :happy096:
     
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  14. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    Here is my review after using mine for a while.

    Well the Karve has surpassed my expectations.

    The razor is nice a weight and has incredible threading. I do prefer my razors to be head heavy, but I got use to the balance. The first few shaves were great, but not the magical shaving nirvana of smoothness I was expecting.

    This is because the Karve works so well, at different angles that I can't feel the blade cutting, and was changing my angles. I decided to slow down my shaves and focus on the razor for a week.

    Now every shave on plate B is perfection! The Karve is so rigid that I can shave ATG on my swirl patch, no visible irritation. It also gives me really clean looking true BBS, only achieved by my Rex, 6s on 4,and RFB NEW.

    I can do as many touch up and passes as I want, with no consequences. In my rotation of 4 modern and 6 vintage DEs, the Karve is fighting for top spot. B plate is perfect for every day shaving.

    I am very happy with the fantastic shaves this razor gives. Can't wait for the open comb B plate.
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  15. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    Gave the handle and top cap a polish.
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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Gus.


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  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Looking good.


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  18. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    Zed117,

    I have been using my new Krave, with a B guard, as well, this past week. Like you, it took me a few shaves to get the hang of it. After getting the angle set, it shaves amazingly smooth. Unlike you, I am not as happy with it's weight, as you. It's just a wee bit too heavy, but I'll get use to it. I have a C guard as well, but have not tried it yet. Like you, I am patiently a weighting, the release of the Open Comb Guard.

    BTW, which polish did you use on your Krave?
     
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  19. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    I had mothers mag on hand and used that.
     
  20. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    I am not familiar with that. I do have some Wright's Brass polish, on hand, I'll give that a try, sometime this coming week.
     
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