Karve Razor Owners Club (KROC)

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by jgreenepa, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    SUNDAY ‌03/14/21 SOTD


    Karve CB Brass SB ‘D’ Plate Gladius 3" Handle
    Gillette‌ 7 O'clock SharpEdge Yellow
    APShaveCo. 24MM Badger/Boar Summer Handle
    DG Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli Shave Soap & AS
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  2. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Excellent photo and setup.
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  3. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thank you Douglas. ;)
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  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Krave Brass OC "C" Plate
    Blade: Personna Platinum (3)
    Brush: Elite Razor Gold Laced Black Onyx Tuxedo 24mm Extra Dense Synthetic.
    Soap: Nuavia Rossa
    Aftershave: Floid
    Bowl: Yokohama Studio Hand Painted

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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    June 11, 2021
    Karve “D” SB
    Ōku Botiho
    Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    Fine Green Vetiver Aftershave
    Guerlain Vetiver EdT

  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    June 12, 2021
    Karve “D” SB
    Antica Barberia Boar
    L’Occitane Cade
    Shave Cream & Aftershave Balm
    Guerlain Vetiver EdT

  7. Bill G

    Bill G Well-Known Member

    I was on the wait list for the Karve copper and all of a sudden I get a Pay Pal invoice from Karve. I paid the invoice and three days later my copper razor is at the door.

    It looks great with my brass & SS Karve razors in the Den. I really do like the shaves I get with the Karve razor design. After finding the right plate for me I have not looked back. The B & C plates my preferred being the B and the D being just to aggressive for me.

    Happy Shaves,
    Bill G

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  8. LCBurt

    LCBurt Member

    It's been a while since I last posted. It's been kind of crazy around the home front as well as work. On top of which I managed to get into some poison Ivy that started out as annoying and progressed to miserable.
    Things are not quite so hectic now and I have some time to post about my new acquisition.

    I have been shaving with a Van Der Hagen for a while now and wanted something a little nicer. I began to research what was available and what made the most sense for me.

    With so many great offerings from fairly inexpensive up to "my wife would kill me if she found out" It took some time to make a selection. I decided I wanted some type of adjustable hoping it would help me figure out what level of aggressiveness/efficiency would be most compatible with my particular mug.

    It was a tough decision, but I narrowed it down the the Rockwell S6 and the Karve. Both look like great options but I thought the look of the brass and optional OC heads gave the Karve a slight advantage. I ordered through West Coast Shaving with a C plate and the 3" Gladius handle. I recieved the order promptly and I think it looks fantastic.

    I have had quite a few shaves with it over the last month and am very pleased with the results. I even shaved the mustache I've been sporting for the last 20 years or so. I did have to learn a lighter touch than I was used to with the VDH. I got a little heavy handed with my 3rd shave and made good use of the styptic pencil I had enough forethought to include with my razor order. I have never used one before and may have let slip a few words not meant for mixed company. My technique is getting better and I am learning to keep a light touch, let the razor do the work and getting better with the angle. So far I have only had to use the pencil once! Thank goodness for small victories.

    I had my wife take a pic of my new razor as she fancies herself a bit of a shutterbug and I have no such tallent.

    I also have a new handle ordered from WCS to go with the open comb WCS head that I won in the raffle here recently. Thanks Jorvaljr! Looking forward to trying an OC for the first time. You can be sure I will be letting you all know how it goes.
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  9. LCBurt

    LCBurt Member

    Here is the pic. [​IMG]

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  10. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    MONDAY 08.09.21 SOTD
    Karve CB Gladius OC level D / Gillette Nacet
    Heritage Collection Ever-Ready 26mm Maggard SHD Fan
    Declaration Grooming La Petite Prairie Shave Soap & Aftershave

  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks to @Enrico for this Karve Christopher Bradley razor with B,C and D plates.............

  12. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member


    Karve CB Gladius OC “D” Plate / Polsilver
    Elite Orange over Irish Bog Oak 28mm Boar
    Tabac Shaving Soap Tallow Formula & ASL

  13. brit

    brit in a box

    cool score Jim..:cool:.if i didn't get so into gillettes i would get a karve and have it plated..
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  14. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Gary, it's a nice shaver.
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  15. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Karve with "D" open comb plate.
    Astra SP (3)
    Razorock 400 Plissoft synthetic brush.
    Soap Commander Fortitude shave soap.
    Scottish Antique by Andy Hilfiger cologne.

    The Karve never fails to deliver.

    Take care everyone!
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