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Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Open Comb Base Plate

3 reviews
$26.49
THIS ITEM SHIPS FREE ON ORDERS $65+
SKU RZ-KAR-014
  • Open Comb Guard plates for The Christopher Bradley razor
  • Solid brass
  • Choose from Level B, C, or D from the drop down menu

Chris Kirchen is the artisan behind Karve Shaving Co. Based out of Canada, he is producing exceptional brass safety razors that are catching the imagination of wet shavers around the world. These beautiful instruments are heirloom quality and provide an exceptional smooth shave.

The Christopher Bradley razor employs interchangeable guards to adjust its aggressiveness. So you can choose your level.

  • Level B plate fits the Karve razors and provides you with a medium blade gap with an open comb bar. It is made of solid brass. It is beaded blasted for matte finish but left uncoated so a lovely, warm patina will form over time. Adding this plate to your razor will allow you to tackle your grooming with a blade gap that is medium to mild in its aggressiveness. Because of the open comb, it may shave more aggressively than its Level B closed comb counterpart (you might want to consider the OC plate as a level C).
  • Level C is a medium aggressive blade. Like the mentioned above, open comb may shave more aggressively than closed, so you might want to consider this Level C as a D if you are comparing to closed comb options.
  • Level D has nearly a millimeter blade gap so it is a medium to aggressive in shaving.

The level is clearly visible even when the razor is assembled so you can know which blade gap you are facing. You have multiple plates to meet all your shaving needs.

Size: Level B Guard - blade gap 0.73mm

Level C Base Plate - blade gap 0.85mm

Level D Guard - blade gap 0.98mm

Made in Canada

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CA
02/13/2022
Clarence A.
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I posted my review for this item on 09/21/2021*** including photos.

CA
09/27/2021
Clarence A.
United States United States
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Karve Brass base plate level C Open Comb*

I am writing this review in regards to my recent order to West Coast Shaving Company in regards to my newest addition to my stable of razors. I ordered a Karve Brass Open Comb level C base plate and a Karve Brass Top cap. Too bad, they had no level B base plate of which I really wanted but it was out of stock. Contrary to what a WCS CSR recommended, I paired this razor head with my WCS 174BR brass handle for its “vintage antique” look. It had a “WOW!” Factor of 10! According to the information on West Coast website that this razor head would be classified as “mildly aggressive” so with some trepidation I paired this head with a Derby Extra ( a medium aggressive blade ) and took the whole shebang with me on my recent out of town trip. To my surprise, this razor combination was “mild to medium” in aggression maybe because of the “mild/medium” aggressive Derby Extra Blade I used. There was no tugging, pulling etc, experienced no bumps or nicks which is what I love about this razor head combination aside from the scale of 10 “Wow!” Factor looks. This razor combination will be my part of my traveling toiletries kit (plus my show off piece). Overall performance was great, the looks is excellent. Next, I will try a Feather Blade on this setup and see how it performs. The important thing to remember is to match the blade with the razor head and go from there.

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JJ
08/09/2021
Jack J.
United States United States
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Decent & as expected

A well made product, lots of blade feel but not as efficient as I would like