First Paste & Cut travelling hardware box

fruityasu

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OK, due to popular demand:

I will add my own GameChanger with BOTH Baseplates into the box as the 8th razor - how about that?

Shipping and insurance costs will be slightly adjusted, but I believe we will be still staying under the 45AU$ mark (y)
Very generous of you @alfredus and everyone else who has contributed/supplied hardware for the Travelling Box....This is an amazing forum....😎😎😎
 

RustyBlade

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OK, due to popular demand:

I will add my own GameChanger with BOTH Baseplates into the box as the 8th razor - how about that?

Shipping and insurance costs will be slightly adjusted, but I believe we will be still staying under the 45AU$ mark (y)
Oh you are the man, lovely can't wait.
Now four new razors I can try!
Vintages razors are to hardware what arko is to soap.
Not true, so many lovely pieces out there.
 

alfredus

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got out the game changer this morning.. initial thoughts were i loved the feel of the razor and the slim head profile, shave was incredibly smooth but it wasnt as close as my rockwell. i am sure this is down to technique, so i am open to any suggestions from the forum regarding blade angle etc

and @alfredus man u packed those items exceptionally well

edit: i forgot to add i used the 0.84 plate
 

alfredus

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Try to use a sharper blade (polsilver, Kai, feather) would be definitely the first thing on my list

From memory the angle is pretty narrow on the game changer? But if possible I always prefer a "handle closer to face" angle
 
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2nd shave with the Game Changer, nice smooth comfortable shave but still didnt get as close as my rockwell 6C. The feel of this razor is better than the rockwell and i love the slim head on it.

I reckon the GC didnt shave as well as the rockwell for me cos i believe the plate R5 is a more aggressive plate than the 0.84 plate of the GC. I will revisit this razor in a few days with a feather.

I am trying to keep other variables consistent like Persona Platinum blades and The Warden soap. Reason i am using the persona is that its my go to blade, a perfect blend of sharpness and smoothness for me which is proven to work well with my Rockwell. All razors i test that i like, will then be tested with a feather, which i also love and is super sharp.

Tomorrow i will take out the karve (plate D) with a fresh persona platinum and see what happens. cant wait to give it a crack :)
 
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First shave with the Karve this morning.. plate D. Look is amazing, the brass look had put me off this razor but i found that in person i actually love this look... nice weight to the razor, nice feel and balance. I just found this plate a tad mild for my taste, but good to know i can get more aggressive plates.

If i do purchase a Karve will still get the D plate but will go up from there another plate i reckon will be perfect. All these comments are based on shaving with the Persona Platinum but i do plan to chuck in a feather to all the razors im keen on to see the difference.

To compare with the GC.. the karve is heavier, and has a longer handle.. i personally feel i like the heavier razor. The head of the GC is slimmer, which i also like..

Overall a very smooth comfortable shave, love the look and feel








 

Nico

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When it caomes to blades YMMV. I found Astra Green blades paired with the Karve works best for me.
 
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absolutely with YMMV on blades..

i dont have green astra blades or ever tried them so cant comment on that, but my two go to blades are the personas and the feathers and i know exactly how they behave in my DE89 and rockwell, and taking into account the short amount of time that can be spent with each razor best i stick to what i know to compare
 
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speaking of blades....................

i decided to throw a new feather into the Karve D and wow!! i was in a rush and still got super close to BBS, quite a difference to yday's personas in this razor. I am liking this razor a lot but will be moving to the mergress tomorrow..

considering i prefer a little more aggressive razor, R5 on Rockwell and would of preferred a E plate for the Karve.. what should i start on with the mergress tomorrow? I have never used an adjustable before so really looking forward to it
 
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