Karve Razor Owners Club (KROC)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jgreenepa, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    B6688B77-97BF-4483-BBAB-FA47E372BDAA.jpeg Just wanted to have a place for those of us who own Karve Razors to discuss their use and to share stories or pictures. I just purchased the new brass Karve Gladius handle along with a new top plate to allow me to have a razor out here in the ‘burbs and downtown in our apartment. The new handle is shiny and new. I hadn’t realized how much my original Karve had developed a patina until the new handle and top cap arrived. Here they are! Both are 3.5” handles. I like a heavy razor.

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
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  2. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Very nice Jeff!
     
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  3. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    My little baby. 3.25 inch handle, I have the B, C, and E solid bar plates and also a D open comb which is pictured.
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  4. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    My Karve handle on a Gem Junior Parade head that was bead blasted. Once the head gets a little patina it will match up nice. This is a sweet shaving set up.
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  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    I have the B, C and E bar plates and a B and C Open Comb which according to the Karve docs is equivalent to a D bar plate. They’re great razors!

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  6. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Jeff, Do you find your OC to be smoother than the SB plates? Or do you find the SB plates to be smoother than the OC plate?
     
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  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    I actually prefer my C-OC plate! I get a closer shave. I don’t know if it’s smoother, but it’s definitely closer!

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    August 29, 2019
    Karve with F Plate
    Gillette 7 o’clock Yellow
    Doug Korn DK7 with Druida Manchurian
    Stirling R4L
    Shave Soap & Aftershave
    Guerlain Vetiver EdT

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  9. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Very nice Clint! Is that a new brush?
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    cool razors Jeff..i want a 3 " handle plus 1 each of the sb and oc plates..on the list ..will get there..
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool Danny..
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    looks excellent..
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    cool thread..will follow along..:)
     
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  14. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Gary:
    You’re waiting for a SS Karve?

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Danny. No this brush is a couple of year old. I have just not used it much lately.
     
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  16. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    She is purdy!
     
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  17. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    Never tried one. What blades do they use?
     
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  18. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Are your refering to the Gem head on the Karve handle?
     
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  19. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    Never tried a karve. I have one of the jr 1912 razors so i know how those type shave but not a karve.
     
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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Karves use DE blades. They’re great razors!

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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