The Berkeley Custom Shaver

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Darkbulb, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    yeah, today :)
    Shave report here
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  2. NCoxSTL


    Very cool. I honestly hadn't run into one of those yet. Yep, RAD is now in high gear.
  3. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    You should buy the one on Etsy for 95 dollars (or the one for one dollar on eBay) :D
  4. NCoxSTL


    The one on the bay is up to $1.04. Out of my range. :sad027:
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  5. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Yeah that's a bit on the high side.
  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    This is onne I have not seen before. Cool find!
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  7. NCoxSTL


    Yeah @Darkbulb and his incredible RAD should be short for Razor Radar! I'm going to have to find a way to get listed in his will!
  8. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Tsk, tsk..surprisingly materialistic for a communist aren't we? ;)
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  9. NCoxSTL


    Oh but comrade, a true communist recognizes that what belongs to one belongs to all. Come to think of it, that means that your Berkeley razor is my Berkeley razor. I will be looking for it in the mail by the end of the week.
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  10. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Second day with the Berkeley Custom Shaver

    Continues to impress me. A very effortless and close shave.
    I played around with the settings and even though it is far from the Gillette Slim/Fatboy accuracy in dialing in your preference it actually does work really well.
    I settled on a "2.5" setting that gave me exactly the amount of aggressive feel I wanted.

    Two passes and I had a great, smooth and close shave.
    Really enjoy the handle as well - much more so than I thought I would.

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  11. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Last day of the week with the Berkeley.
    It's the biggest razor-surprise I've experience. This is truly a fantastic razor and I love everything about it - from the handle to the head.
    It even scored higher than the Pils 101NE! (Sorry @Slow Joe :) ).

    I guess sometimes a $5 razor can work better for you than a $170 one.... (Yes, highly subjective of course)

    I'll actually miss it as move on to other razors to try out....


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  12. gms541

    gms541 Member

    Living in Jersey City, I HAD to have one of these. I bought it about a year ago (in black) but haven't used it yet. It just looks so good in that wooden box. Aside from that, I've been using an adjustable injector razor for some time now, and have given my DE's a vacation.
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  13. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    You really should break it out and give it a try! :)
  14. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    The power of the Darkbulb. When Darkbulb speaks the wet shaving world listens. A review from Darkbulb could make or break a razors reputation and cause huge swings in the perceived value of a razors. A case in point i went looking for one of these great razors and could only find one. The price was 10 times what Darkbulb paid for it.
    So. There are some razors I'd like to buy on the bay. If I send you a list of them can you give them some terrible reviews and depreciate the price? Being the classy guy I am I am willing to bribe with a bar of Arko.
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  15. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Lol I doubt the point about the power very much :)
    I can't link to it here but there IS an ebay auction - ending tomorrow - for one that is at five bucks right now :)
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  16. billdog2

    billdog2 Well-Known Member

    Looks awkward but interesting.
  17. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I thought that larger handle would indeed feel a bit odd/awkward but I was really, really pleasantly surprised :)

    It fits very nicely in my hand:
  18. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I'm quite due you find a keeper there.
    if you run across another one, shout my way
  19. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I can't believe the prices these are selling for these days.
    There's one on the bay right now that is already at over forty bucks w/ 2 days+ to go and I've seen even higher than that in the past couple of months.

    There was one very nice burgundy one in box that sold for $25 at least.
    I guess the days of picking these up for 5-10 bucks are gone :(

    I still stand by what I wrote in the shave reports on this razor though - it's really, really good :)
  20. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    Great find, even better knowing it shaves great. nice write-up by the way, kinda makes me want one even though I dont use DE's any more.
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