02-22-2014, 07:42 PM
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Well here is my newest acquisition. This is strictly for the collection not for my shaving routine.

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The details on this model from Waits Compendium are as follows:
Frame: rear hinge; marked NEW MODEL.
Guard: fixed, pierced STAR.
Blade adjustment screws: rear.
Handle: metal, two-piece tubular, STAR design.

Robert Waits has a good write-up on the development of safety razors and quite a bit of information covers the Kampfe Brothers (inventors of the STAR razor) at the following website.

http://www.shaveworld.org/home/images/Pe...-rev2.html

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 02-22-2014, 07:49 PM
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Wow, Gary! That is a very intriguing razor! Congratulations! Smile

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 02-22-2014, 08:49 PM
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Nice LC!

Is there a reason you won't shave with it? Will it not accept a spineback blade at all?

My Kampfe '13 took me over a year to get comfortable with it and I almost gave up, but now it's a top razor of mine.

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 02-22-2014, 10:18 PM
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  • Shaun
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I have one, without the handle...and mine has the original blade; a strange, heavy-looking, wedge shaped block of steel. Mine came with a Gem handle screwed into it...fits well, actually, but not quite the thing, really...

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 02-23-2014, 05:00 AM
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Very nice, Gary!

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 02-23-2014, 10:27 AM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Beautiful, Gary.

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 02-23-2014, 12:56 PM
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That's a great looking razor. I don't blame you at all for wanting to preserve it in its current state.

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 02-23-2014, 01:16 PM
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(02-22-2014, 08:49 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Nice LC!

Is there a reason you won't shave with it? Will it not accept a spineback blade at all?

My Kampfe '13 took me over a year to get comfortable with it and I almost gave up, but now it's a top razor of mine.

The razor is the pre spineback that uses set screws to affix the blade. It is close to the Wilkinson Empire razors in that regard. When Gillette came out with disposable blades, GEM, Ever Ready and STAR moved to the spineback style we use today.

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 02-24-2014, 11:32 PM
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I was just wondering. I have a few LCs that were designed to take a wedge blade, but a few tiny bends make a spineback blade workable in them. I was wondering if something like that might be possible with that Kampfe.

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 02-26-2014, 10:40 AM
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Nice looking razor. I have this same set (or a razor VERY similar, hard to tell if they're the same), which came with a very good condition wedge blade (haven't gotten around to trying the wedge out yet). The current production SE blades fit great though; no bending necessary. The only thing is, the very corners of the blade are not covered by the tabs, so it looks a little iffy, but the shave is outstanding.

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Please pardon the dust and soap scum!

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 02-26-2014, 12:10 PM
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Tis a razor of beauty! Those star handles are neat! Congrats!

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