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Karve Shaving Co., The Christopher Bradley DE Safety Razor, 3" Handle & Level D Guard

2 reviews
  • Double edge safety razor
  • Solid brass
  • Knurled, guilloche style handle

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.

Dubbed the Christopher Bradley razor, this grooming instrument is made of solid brass. It is beaded blasted for matte finish but left uncoated so a lovely, warm patina will form over time. This razor is complete with handle and base plate, so pop in your favorite blade and get grooming. The plate is Level D solid bar guard, which is medium leaning toward aggressive.

The 3” handle is ground with a notable pattern. The knurling was inspired by a centuries-old technique used by watchmakers called Guilloche. The lines are actually cut into the brass (not formed) so that you are ensured smooth, clean edges – and plenty of friction for wet fingers. Add this lovely grooming requisite to your shaving den. At 3", this is popular length for wet shavers.


  • 95g x 83mm long
  • Blade gap Level D - 0.98mm
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Larry J.
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Wonderful shave with my new Karve razor.

Great shave with new Karve razor and Level D guard. I mated the WCS Bamboo style brass handle to the Karve plates and get an even closer shave. Very close shave, with no nicks or weepers and low alum block feedback. I switch back and forth with the Level D, Level C guard and Level C Open Comb. All of the plates give very nice shaves, and depending on beard growth and shave time allowed, I use the appropriate plate. Never a disappointing shave!

Ned L.
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A wonderful razor.

I was seeking something a bit more aggressive than I was experiencing with my Merkur 34C equipped with a Feather New Hi-Stainless. After consultation with the folks at WCS, it appeared the D plate would be the ticket. The key was finding the right blade pairing. Trial (and error) led to a Karve Christopher Bradley in combination with Gillette Silver Blue. It’s a great combo. This happened fairly early in my safety razor learning curve and the Karve seemed a little much for everyday use. The alternation between a great Karve shave and an OK Merkur one wasn’t altogether joyful. Then I purchased the new Edwin Jagger 3One6 and paired it with my Feather blades. Eureka! Great shaves every day alternating between the Karve CB/Gillette and Edwin Jagger 3One6/Feather combinations with over two years’ DE shaving experience and stable technique. The Karve CB has serious heft and great grip. It provides a premium shave at a sensible price. Highly recommended.