Who's in Gifted 2018? Karve Shaving Co.'s Chris Kirchen

By Michelle Ferguson December 4, 2018

Karve Shaving Co.'s Chris Kirchen shows off his product. -- (Shayne Woodsmyth/EEDC)

Need a local gift? Shop Gifted 2018 the Edmonton Made catalogue. There are over 100 products featured in the catalogue by over 80 different Edmonton businesses. Below is a profile of one of them:

In a province where most machine shops work in service to oil and gas, Chris Kirchen is somewhat of an anomaly. A mechanical engineer by trade, Kirchen uses his machines to manufacture a nearly 150-year-old invention — the safety razor.

Traditional wet shaving is experiencing a resurgence, and Karve’s luxurious product line fits right in with Edmonton’s growing number of men’s grooming oils, waxes and shaving soaps.

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