The Berkeley Custom Shaver

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

  1. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I used my Berkeley today. it was the first time using this unconventional razor.
    it has a nice feel in the hand. it's size made holding on to it very easy, without sacrificing maneuverability(after ashort learning curve).
    I used mine at 4, and got a super close shave. it felt as if it had no blade in it, although I could hear the stubble being cut away. I ended up with two small weepers. these probably my fault.
    this razor would be of great benefit to guys with hand issues (arthritis and so forth).
    I disassembled the razorafter use to see if the water got in the storage compartment, it appeared to be dry. the storage and the dial down feature make this a prime travel razor candidate.
    I'm very happy with the Berkeley Custom Shaver. thanks dark, another fine razor in my collection because of your commentary.
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  2. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Happy to hear you like it! I ended up getting some outstanding shaves from it and was quite honestly 'surprised' :)

    I absolutely agree that this could be a very good razor for people that due to various reasons have difficulties gripping a smaller razor but still want something that shaves great and have a way to adjust how aggressive the shave is.
  3. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    WARNING - Thread Resurrection !! :D

    Sunday October 31, 2021
    Razor: Berkeley Custom Shaver (Setting 8)
    Blade: Wizamet
    Brush: Trotter Handcraft Coral Oscuro
    Soap: A&E NYC
    AS 1: Humphrey's Alcoholado Maravilla 70
    AS 2: A&E NYC
    Fragrance: John Varvatos Dark Rebel
    Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1,089

    Great 1st shave with the Berkeley Custom Shaver (Patent 1937) wide open on setting 8 and a fresh Wizamet blade. Smooth, refreshed and smelling good for the day. Hope all have a great day !!

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  4. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

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  5. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Thanks Jody
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  6. ewk

    ewk Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the resurrection and video. The original pictures no longer appear. Neat looking razor.
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  7. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

  8. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    Great video Dave. I have a cream colored version which I also found to be an excellent shaver although I believe I've only used mine in the 5-6 setting range. It really does feel quite comfortable in hand considering how bulky the handle is. I was watching a burgundy one up for bid recently, but it went for well more than I was willing to pay. 20211031_172629.jpg 20211031_172712.jpg 20211031_172728.jpg 20211031_172744.jpg
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  9. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Nice set Mike :happy088: I'd love to get the booklet some day but that'll be a long shot.......
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  10. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    Thank you Dave. I can bring the booklet to work & make you color copies for a reproduction booklet if you like.
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  11. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    I hate to trouble you but that would be awesome if you could Mike and I'll send you a PM
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  12. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    No trouble at all Dave. :)
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