I have the OC E plate and I'd say it was just a small touch less efficient than the R41. I use a Nacet in the E plate - sharper. I can get the same results with a GSB in the R41, or even an Astra SP on the first couple of uses.There's another thread going that's attempting to compare the Karve to the R41, but the highest aggression plate they've attempted to compare is a solid bar E. Thus far, the concensus is the E isn't quite as efficient. Anyone able to give me a comparison of the R41 to one of the F plates or this new G plate?
I went through a couple weeks ago where I got weepers on my trouble spot on my neck with any razor , the last few weeks seems that I am back in the game. I went from a ER 1912 and a gem g to the f plate and love it. I was in a hurry at 4 am to shave before work so I showered, bowl lathered ( still getting used to that). Then shaved 2 passes , down and then ear to chin. I had maybe 3 to 4 days growth. I didn't alum to check for irritation but didn't notice any through the day with occasionally sweating. It was a very good smooth shave for a first run, I would say it's at a tie with my favorite of the Rockwell 6s on a 4 and a Er 1912 with ease. I did less buffing and still got a very close smooth shave. Very happy with it. A new or different blade will be used next because I don't recall how many shaves ore on this blade or my other used one. They have a few plus head shaves so are well used. The b plate oc I have didn't give me that close a shave, I do need to revisit it. Haven't used a 41, but have had trouble with a mmoc and clof pruf for some reason.Please tell us about it, and how it compares to other Karves, R41 etc.
I started with a D open comb plate, the most "aggressive" available when I bought the razor. I bought an F straight bar plate the day it was released, and sold my D plate that same day. I bought the F open comb plate the day it came out, and now is the only plate I use.I wanted to give this thread a bump to see if more people have tried the G plate. I am toying with giving it or the F/E plates a try. Maybe start with an E and G in Brass. Start now dropping hints now for Father's day.
Wondering how these compare to R41, Ikon Standard, Ikon Tech, or CG Level 3 to try and calibrate. Sounds like F is near R41 in terms of efficiency?
I hope they don't design a new razor because the various plates are what attracted me to Karve in the first place. Well, that plus all the detailed info on their website explaining the differences and measurements between the plates.At some point (If Karve ever gets their sh*t together) they should just make an all new razor to meet the needs of those that want a more aggressive option. It's inefficient in terms of both design and production to have 14 different plates between SB and OC, across various metals, in an attempt to please everyone.
Hello,I own and and love the G plate. It is every bit as efficient as the Muhle R41 but much, much smoother. No chatter.
What would you compare the G plate to in terms of efficiency? Can you compare to Ikon Tech, Ikon Standard, R41, and/or Charcoal Goods L3??Hello,
I too have and love the G plate. I use it at least once a week. Now I’m using it with the wide cap to cover blade tabs. I’m a head shaver who has nicked my ears pretty bad with blade tabs.
I wish they would make a OC G plate. The F OC I have is nice but the G is preferred. Eye candy below.
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Hello,What would you compare the G plate to in terms of efficiency? Can you compare to Ikon Tech, Ikon Standard, R41, and/or Charcoal Goods L3??