05-20-2012, 01:19 PM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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I recently won this on eBay for a ridiculously low price. Very close to mint condition with no plate loss of the gold finish. In its original box with one small box of blades missing. The Star razor shaves better then the Gillette Tech and probably was cheaper at the time. I currently have it loaded with a Feather. What smooth close shave.

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 05-20-2012, 01:23 PM
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  • ajc347
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That's a nice looking razor you've got there mate.

I've always wondered how they shaved compared with a Tech.

I think I'll have to bid on the next one I see on the bay. Smile

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 05-20-2012, 01:32 PM
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  • gijames
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Beautiful!

always a pleasure to see the toys of old in great shape Smile

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 05-20-2012, 01:43 PM
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I need to "get out" more often. I've never seen one before. That sure is good lookin'.

If you have a Slim or Fatboy, what setting would it be? Or compared to a SS, old or new?

(like I need more razors!)

Thanks.

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 05-20-2012, 01:49 PM
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I have several and they shave better than the tech in my opinion.

I have even had a couple of them customized with molybdenum resin finishes (John Norrell Arms MolyResin) for a slickness and hardness that comes very close to the Weber Carbon coats.

Here are my stars side by side.

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 05-20-2012, 02:29 PM
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  • slantman
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(05-20-2012, 01:43 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I need to "get out" more often. I've never seen one before. That sure is good lookin'.

If you have a Slim or Fatboy, what setting would it be? Or compared to a SS, old or new?

(like I need more razors!)

Thanks.

Brian its hard for me to tell because the shave is so smooth and close. I am using a Feather blade so you know its extra sharp. But for sure better and closer then a
Gillette Tech. These razors were intended for a blue blade and you can't even compare the two. Blue blades although an improvement over the carbons are no match for today's blades let alone a Feather. Can you imagine this razor in stainless steelBiggrin

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 05-20-2012, 02:36 PM
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Those are very nice razors, gentlemen!!

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 05-20-2012, 06:53 PM
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  • ben74
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Great score, congratulations!

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 05-20-2012, 06:59 PM
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(05-20-2012, 01:49 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: I have even had a couple of them customized with molybdenum resin finishes (John Norrell Arms MolyResin) for a slickness and hardness that comes very close to the Weber Carbon coats.

Did you apply the finish yourself or did you send them to Norrell to have it done?

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 05-20-2012, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the info. If I don't use the coating for razors I have a definite use for it in the firearm field.

Any idea how it compares to the baked on Brownells finishes? I think the name may be CeramaKote?

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 05-20-2012, 07:50 PM
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The handle on that Star looks very well balanced. Do you find it very comfortable in the hand?

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 05-20-2012, 08:09 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Congrats,Jerry. Like the nice set as well.

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 05-21-2012, 03:17 AM
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(05-20-2012, 06:59 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(05-20-2012, 01:49 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: I have even had a couple of them customized with molybdenum resin finishes (John Norrell Arms MolyResin) for a slickness and hardness that comes very close to the Weber Carbon coats.

Did you apply the finish yourself or did you send them to Norrell to have it done?

A gentleman on another forum was coating his guns and had enough to run some experiments on several razors for different members.

(05-20-2012, 07:40 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Thanks for the info. If I don't use the coating for razors I have a definite use for it in the firearm field.

Any idea how it compares to the baked on Brownells finishes? I think the name may be CeramaKote?

No, I don't since these were done for me. I would look here to see if the compositions are similar.

http://www.johnnorrellarms.com/

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 05-21-2012, 04:17 AM
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  • slantman
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(05-20-2012, 07:50 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: The handle on that Star looks very well balanced. Do you find it very comfortable in the hand?

Comfortable and well balance. Weighs 2 oz

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