Re: SOTD Saturday September 24, 2011
Posted by John Cappelletti on September 24, 2011, 9:33 pm, in reply to "SOTD Saturday September 24, 2011"
Coincidentally, I have a Star razor just like yours which I bought off E-Bay about two years ago! Mine happened to be new-old-stock, (NOS) and I think I paid under twenty bucks, including shipping. This has been a wonderful addition to my collection. Like you, I am cray about this razor. If memory serves me correctly, I think I read that Star was in existence before Gillette. Mr. Gillette bought out Star and the rest is history. (If anyone knows a different story, please offer a correction) Since you reminded me that I have one, I think I am going to shave with my Star tomorrow!
With Highest Regards;
: Vintage Star three piece razor
: Gillette Spetznaz blade (1)
: Omega 10098 boar brush
: T&H Classic/Tryphon Bay Rum shave soap
: Thayer's witch hazel/Osage Rub mix
: Stetson Cooling Moisture AS
: I got this razor off the 'bay for $13
: shipped, I didn't have a Star, and I had a
: PayPal balance burning a hole in my pocket.
: It's in decent shape, just a little wear to
: the gold plating, and it's an excellent
: shaver. It's more aggressive than a Tech,
: but milder than a Merker 34HD, similar to my
: Gillette Red Tip. The Spetznaz was sharp and
: smooth, the resulting shave is the best I've
: had in a while. Have a nice weekend, gents!