If I was still using DEs I'd totally snag a Karve razor.
I have the C plate. Anyone have pics of their Karve razor with some patina? It turned out really great! At first to see if I would be interested in making a razor, but I didn’t have the time unfortunately. We strive for the highest quality product every time.
Tried google but didn’t have any luck.
Published September 14, 2018, Last Updated January 21, 2020 -- Category: Shaving Tags: brass, chistopher bradley, karve. Do you want to spend that time hating or enjoying what you are doing?
I like to use the mustard technique to get some really cool patterns when I patina copper and brass. “Bradley” is @brad_melling…he’s the one that got me into wetshaving a couple of years ago. I am really digging it and it will only get better with age:). Then one day, I came across a Rockwell razor on Massdrop or Touch of Modern and I started doing some research…which turned out to be a deep rabbit hole. Hey thanks a lot!!! I am planning to do my 3.25" handle next and then possibly one of my copper Charcoals. This is making me consider differently. What Your Father Didn't Teach You About Shaving (And Grooming). All aspects of manufacture are meticulously controlled to provide... $ 105.00 CAD The pattern is cut into the body of the handle, instead of formed, which ensures that all of the edges of the pattern are smooth and clean, while still providing plenty of friction for wet fingers. Switching to the “B” plate got me much closer to the BBS level, though portions of the lower jawline on my right side is still a bit rough. Thank you, sir! I was converted after the first shave. Do you know if you will get lighter wear marks from your grip after a few shaves or is the patina fairly set? I didn't even know a solution like that existed. You guys have any pics of your Karve razor with some age … ‘Maker’ is such a large part of my personality and my interests, so I tend to approach just about everything I encounter with the attitude of “Can I make that?”. Do you happen to have a link to the stuff you used?
+ PAA Peregrino Shave Brush I didn't know I always wanted a brass razor. I was able to get a “darn fine shave” (DFS) easily, though a “baby’s butt smooth” (BBS) result was elusive. When did you personally get interested in ‘old school’ shaving and when did you decide you wanted to make shave products? No doubt if I spend a little more time learning the ins-and-outs of this razor’s head design, I’ll get there. I was actually surprised how well it turned out and the pictures don’t even do it justice! + Cremo Lathering Shave Cream On the other hand, the razor is made out of brass instead of the more common “pot metal” alloys or the more expensive stainless steel materials. Thanks! As is the case with all uncoated brass items, a patina will form over time and the surfaces will darken. #ad. We ended up becoming friends. And then, when I enjoyed my first wet shave so much, it was only a matter of time. It just seems to fit naturally in my hand in a way that some other artisan (and a lot of Chinese clone) razors don’t. Thanks, man. + OneBlade Core Razor The Karve Christopher Bradley razor takes it’s inspiration from a number of different directions. Shaving is 50+ days of a woman's life and 85+ for a man's. Why did you choose brass for the razor? If it's not perfect - … Press J to jump to the feed. 95g x 83mm long / 110g x 98mm long / 120g x 108mm. I kept using a cartridge razor for about a year after I met Brad…I just didn’t know where to start, so I stayed put. Thanks! Karve Shaving Co. Works fine, but the stuff smells bad. The levels range from AA (the least aggressive) to F (the most aggressive). In the pictures it looks almost black, but in person, it has a beautiful shimmer like hand-rubbed, aged brass. Optional guards, sold separately. Actually, it was the scent of the soap that hooked me…it had the same scent as the soap that my dad used when I was a kid. Wetshaving - isn't all shaving wet? I find the “fit and finish” and ergonomics of this razor excellent. + Supply Single Edge Razor © 2020 Karve Shaving Co.. Thanks, man! As is the case with all uncoated brass items, a patina will form over time and the surfaces will darken.
It turned out really great! + Rockwell 6S Razor
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I was letting my patina develop naturally but it's taking forever. When I told people in my life that I was making brushes and razors, their answer was ‘of course’. That lets the shaver tailor the razor more closely to their specific shave desires and circumstances. + Merkur 34C Razor That version has a weight of 3.8oz (109 grams) without blade.
I am going to force a lighter patina on a copper Charcoal Level 2 and then finish up the rest of my Karve pieces. Question. I found a few products with that name on Amazon. The Christopher Bradley razor is a classic double edge safety razor that will provide a smooth shave and years... Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more…. The blade gap of each guard are as follows: The entire razor is constructed from solid brass and is bead blasted for a subtle matte finish. The handle is available in 3″, 3.5″, and 4″ lengths to suit your style. I have a few Karve razors and decided to try a "forced patina" on one of my 3" handle and C/B plates. I got with Chris Kirchen of Karve by email with a few questions I had:
The entire razor is constructed from solid brass and is bead blasted for a subtle matte finish. the other forced patina things i have seen look like shit but yours looks awesome! I actually like the clean new brass look of my Karve and cleaned it a bit with toothpaste to keep it looking as clean and new as I got it. Shave tutor and co-founder of sharpologist. I have a bunch of plates and handles lying around. That’s awesome, I suddenly feel a need to buy a brass razor just to do this. Every razor, stand, and brush in our store is designed and manufactured out of our shop in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. + PAA Aerolite Shave Brush You can then use a magic eraser to lighten the edges to give it a really great antiqued look. This may attract customers who may like the “patina” that brass can form over time.
I’m undecided whether to go ahead and get the “C” base plate: I’m sure it would give me closer shave, but possibly at the cost of some irritation.
I purchased a version with a 3.5″ handle and the “A” plate, and I also ordered a “B” plate (as I prefer mild razors generally).
Wow, that is a very nice look. I have a brass Karve razor and I couldn’t stand the stains from water spots so I never-dulled it. I have to admit though I still prefer my Rockwell 6S.