What base plate for Karve Christopher Bradley

Discussion started by Dustin L, May 19, 2018.

  1. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Agreed. Those suckers gentlemen are built extremely well in spite of the complexity involved. Whoever designed+built them was some kind of genius. It has taken 60 years and significant use of CAM to even come close to the original quality in adjustibles.

    That said, I haven't tried a Variant or Progress yet. So, maybe I need to knock 10 years off that estimate. Still amazing, though.
     
  2. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member Grand Society Da Menth Heads

    IMHO I'd say it's on par for aggression with the R41 but smoother and less blade feel than the Bronze OC - still enough to bite but once you perfect the angle it really shaves well. I was after a more eficient shave than the 6S on R6 plate and it offers that but YMMV and I'm aware you like them aggressive so D plate would suit you :)
     
  3. Kaeckerut

    Kaeckerut Member Grand Society

    Thanks @Razor Burn . The R41 is still currently my favourite and it sounds like the D plate would be about right. E and F now just sound scary.
     
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  4. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member Grand Society Da Menth Heads

    Yeah the brass looks off putting so I was planning on polishing mine as some of the pic's I've seen look amazing.
    Yeah I used to fear the R41 but since I've tamed it I manage to get great shaves out of it. For me the Bronze OC offers a close shave but is more suited to a few days growth as I don't particularly enjoy the blade feel on my face as a daily shaver. The Karve D plate really shaves close as in my two shaves I was left with minor nicks so if you're not careful it will bite but no irritation which is great. Only dislike is the blade over hang which is a tad extreme for my liking but really worth the hype. :)
     
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  5. Errol

    Errol Member

    I had it all worked out that I would start on #C plate but when I opened the razor the #D plate was attached so what the heck I'll give it a run. Simply superb. Never got to the #C plate. Like some of the other posts, I agree that the blade overhang is just a little too much, maybe feeling worse by the cut out on the ends of the cap.
     
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  6. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member

    Seen in Instagram he has posted out 50 orders today. That's 50 closer!
     
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  7. Rami

    Rami Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    What Instagram?
     
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  8. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member

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  9. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member

    Got a shipping email today! The eagle has left the nest!
     
  10. nav1

    nav1 Active Member 2018 Sabbatical Fail

    Was it with tracking number etc or just sa email from Chris stating it's been shipped?
     
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  11. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member

    @nav1 Just the email saying it was shipped

    Edit: I think you had to pay extra for tracking?
     
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  12. nav1

    nav1 Active Member 2018 Sabbatical Fail

    I finally got an official shipment email but no tracking number.

    Hopefully there'll be no issues.
     
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  13. Rami

    Rami Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Gotten the razor this week. Had a quick shave yesterday.

    Not really hype. Went with c blade and had a very good shave. Guess a few razors are going to hit bst.
     
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