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Blade for a Karve CB Brass with OC-D plate?

I've just purchased a brass Karve CB with the OC-D plate, and had a couple of great shaves with a Polsilver SI blade. Love the razor, but I am wondering what other blades people might recommend if they have this SPECIFIC rig? I have Feather, Nacet, and Polsilver SI available right now, plus Kai and Personna Blue arriving any day now.
 
The only person who can give you a good accurate answer to that question... is you .

Or, if you were to find someone else with exactly the same hair type, density, skin type, skin elasticity, shaving technique, lather technique , etc., then you could listen to their advice and it would be worth something.

unfortunately , since that is not really all that possible , I'm afraid the only thing any of us can do is try different blades for ourselves, to see how they work for us. There are just too many variables at play for one person to give another person meaningful advice about what blade will work for them.

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I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on the Kai. I have Karve in brass and like Gillette silver blue blade or Green or Yellow. But I've never tried a Kai.
 
Or, if you were to find someone else with exactly the same hair type, density, skin type, skin elasticity, shaving technique, lather technique , etc., then you could listen to their advice and it would be worth something.
Yeah, I get all that...
I'll rephrase my query.
If you use a brass Karve CB with the OC-D plate, what blade do you generally prefer?
 

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Can't assist with the OC-D plate but I do have (and use) the SB-C and SB-D plates.

I've had good luck using the SB-C with Kai and Voskhod blades and the SB-D with Wizamet Super Iridium Blades.

Hope this helps.
 
For me Karve OC D with a Voshkod, Rapiara PL, BIC Chrome Platinum, Personna Lab, Wilkinson, or Feather (with care). You need to have try outs.
 
For me Karve OC D with a Voshkod, Rapiara PL, BIC Chrome Platinum, Personna Lab, Wilkinson, or Feather (with care). You need to have try outs.
+1 to Voskhod, Rapira PL
+1 Feather (yeah, better with OC-C)
-1 to BIC Chrome Platinum

I am also happy to load a Supermax Blue Diamond with my brass OC-D.
 
Tried a Feather this arvo, on a 2 day growth (my usual) and found it felt quite harsh and ended up with a couple of minor weepers. Two or three hours later, after the glow has died down, I can feel that I ended up with a DFS. I have often felt that a Feather is best on the 2nd and 3rd shave, so will try it again in two days time. The efficiency is there, but comfort rather lacking! Thanks for the comments guys; keep 'em coming! Can't wait for the Kai's to arrive.
 
Tried a Nacet today instead of the Feather again, and it went very well. About 2 seconds before I put the razor down I nicked myself; perhaps a timely warning to concentrate until the fat lady sings! Definitely more fun than the Feather.
 
Replying to myself here ,but some may be interested.
Well, the Kai blades arrived and I love them. My first shave was with a two day growth, no problems, it seemed to me that the Kai felt a lot like a Polsiver SI. Got a DFS with no blood letting. Second shave was a 3 day growth and this time I went a bit slower and did two passes. Again a DFS and very efficient shave without feeling 'Feather like' aggressiveness. They have a reputation for lasting well, which is just as well as they cost about twice other good blades. So I will leave it in the Karve until I figure enough is enough and see how many shaves I get. (I usually toss most blades after 3 shaves). I recommend to give the Kai blades a try! Next up is Personna (Israeli Reds).
 
I have a Karve OC C plate and a SB D plate. The OC razor has a lot more face feel than the SB, at least to my sensitive face. I would be a little concerned with using a Feather or Nacet blade in a OC D plate. Something like a Polsilver, Voskhod, Rapira Platinum Lux, might be more suitable, at least until you get a feel for the razor.
 
Replying to myself here ,but some may be interested.
Well, the Kai blades arrived and I love them. My first shave was with a two day growth, no problems, it seemed to me that the Kai felt a lot like a Polsiver SI. Got a DFS with no blood letting. Second shave was a 3 day growth and this time I went a bit slower and did two passes. Again a DFS and very efficient shave without feeling 'Feather like' aggressiveness. They have a reputation for lasting well, which is just as well as they cost about twice other good blades. So I will leave it in the Karve until I figure enough is enough and see how many shaves I get. (I usually toss most blades after 3 shaves). I recommend to give the Kai blades a try! Next up is Personna (Israeli Reds).

I practically agree 100% with your comments regarding the Feathers and the Kais. Kais have recently become one of my favorite, if not my favorite, blades! All the shapness of a Feather (I know many will argue that the Feather is still sharper, but very hard for me to tell) but much smoother and "agreable" in my experience. Make no mistake, Kais are one of the sharpest blades out there, so never let your guard down while using them (well, never let your guard down while using ANY blade, even a 30-day old Derby!)

I normally use my Feathers (or most other blades for that matter) for a week (say 5-6 shaves) and my Kais for two weeks (say 10-12 shaves). I find I get my most confortable shaves around the half-life for both of them.

My third go-to blade, the Voskhod... I find myself using it less and less... I think I could actually become a one-blade guy and use 100% Kais... But for some reason they don't seem to get along with one of my favorite razors, the ATT Aluminum Calypso H2. The fit is very tight (and I do mean VERY tight!), so tight that I practically have to fully seat the blade between the base and the cap only by tightening the handle (makes me a bit uneasy). So I still buy Feathers to feed my ATT, but I fell Kais are all I need for all my other razors, wonderfull blade!

Happy shaves!

Sorry, forgot to mention that I have not tried them on a Karve since I yet do not own one.
 
I had an SB E plate and honestly due to how Karve clamps them, there was less variability in that razor than some of my others that don't clamp as tightly or close to the edge. I never liked the OC - the teeth are to unfinished for me. Seemed very industrial, unrefined and scraped my face. For OC I much prefer a nice thick coat of chrome to round 'em over a bit and make them more comfortable.

My favorite blades in any razor are Personna Med Prep and Kai.
 
Polsilver is a great choice for me too, in my Karve!

However , a vintage Light Brigade Wilkinson Sword is EXCELLENT !
Rare and expensive, yes, but how much is your face worth?

You wouldn't put Re-Tread tires on a Cadillac would you?
 
I may not be the right person to give you an opinion. I have the Karve D plate but the regular safety bar version. Too much blade feel for me (wonderful shave though). Seeing as you like the open comb version with even more blade feel...? My personal preference is for the C plate with 3+ day growth, B for every day or every other day.

In my experience, the 'sharper' blades don't work well for me in the Karve. YMMV. Feather, Kai, Bic--not enough comfort for me. The Karve has a very solid 'clamp' down on the blade with little chatter. I think this means you can safely explore other blades. My favorites in a Karve: GSB, Yellow Sharp Edge, Dorco Prime Platinum (steer clear of non-STP-301s), Gillette Platinums, and Wizamets/Polsilvers.

If I could only have one blade in my Karve, it would be a GSB. I did enjoy my Gillette Yellow blade today though.

With all of this said, I am so happy for you on your Karve journey. Grab a number of blades from tryablade and enjoy your journey!
 
Karve SS, OC-C paired with Personna works for me in two passes. Earlier, I had smooth shaves with Bolzano. I've yet to muster enough courage to load up Feather. Also tried Derby and Croma, mixed feelings. I will have to revisit. I know I missed something with both.I
Working my way up to SB-E.
 
My last few shaves with the Karve OC-D have been with the Personna (Israeli Red) blades. These are just fabulous and the most efficient blade so far, without being too aggressive. So much so that I ordered a 100 pack on Amazon! Between the Personna, Kai, Polsilver and Nacet I think I have a very fine quiver to choose from. Meanwhile the Feather blades will stay in my Game Changer .84p where they are performing well. :)
 
Ive been using astra in oc b plate. No issues. Next up is nacet. This is roughly my first week with karve i haven't tried c + other plates yet. But ive been enjoying the oc b.
 
I have been using the Personna Israeli Red with the "C" OC for really great shaves. I just received the D & E OC plated. I have one shave with the D using the PIR and did just fine.
 
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