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Frederick and Otto Kampfe were immigrants from Saxony, Germany. In 1875 they applied for a U.S. patent and introduced the Star Razor, the first safety razor made in the United States. The brothers continued to improve their design and sold their products under the Star Safety Razor name in Brooklyn, New York.
 
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I received the razor today, tried it with a Lord Platinum, near BBS shave in 3 passes and small touch up.

This is the razor I have been looking for, just that bit more efficient than my Tech.

It's a nice looking razor too and the handle is very good, £10 well spent :)
 
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Yeah, these represent the tail-end of the mighty American Safety Razor Corporation (those guys of 1912 fame) once bought out by Personna.

As DEs go, personally, I think these are one of the best - the blade exposure is quite minimal which ensures these flimsy DE blades are held very rigid, cutting down on blade chatter. You can apply pressure or go at it with a light touch; either will deliver a good, safe, close shave.

Reach for the Stars!
 
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Yeah, these represent the tail-end of the mighty American Safety Razor Corporation (those guys of 1912 fame) once bought out by Personna.

As DEs go, personally, I think these are one of the best - the blade exposure is quite minimal which ensures these flimsy DE blades are held very rigid, cutting down on blade chatter. You can apply pressure or go at it with a light touch; either will deliver a good, safe, close shave.

Reach for the Stars!
Thank you for the reply, are the PAL top caps interchangeable with the Star ones.
 
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Thank you for the reply, are the PAL top caps interchangeable with the Star ones.
Yes - Star, PAL & Personna (and Treet) all came under the same envelope and three prong parts are all interchangeable. There is one really late Personna that is not - it looks more like a regular late Tech with a single prong in a middle (threaded for the handle).





Look out for the earlier Star/Treet brand with the hexagonal handle - a direct carry-over from the company's single edge days:



... and the gold washed model with a particularly attractive Art Deco handle:

 
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