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Kampfe Star lather catcher

Thought I would share some pics of my Kampfe Star set.
I dont have much info on it and would appreciate anything that you can tell me about it. ie: approx date

The tin is in ok condition, although it does have some wear








The top


The bottom


If you have never seen one in person, the tin boxes are quite small
Here it is in my hand with a blade tin that came with this set


The bottom of the blade tin showing an advertisement for the Kempfe stopper


The top of the blade tin




The tin is cool because the top and bottom are both hinged and open, the bottom contains a holder for 2 blades



The blade holder, patent 1895


The same holder is in the blade tin, tried to get a picture of both blades




Inside the main compartment of the tin


The razor head with the 3 piece handle that fits inside it




Razor head details










Razor with complete handle


Stropper with blade


Patent 1904


Complete kit


The spines of the 3 blades


Blade installed














 
Those Star razors are works of art, the ornate detail stands in stark contrast to the disposable junk made today. I envy you. Enjoy it!!
 
Very nice indeed!! I actually like the condition of the case. I´ll rather call it to have patina than to say it´s in ok condition. But that´s just me. Great find. Great pics. Now- tell us how it shaves:001_cool:
 
Very nice indeed!! I actually like the condition of the case. I´ll rather call it to have patina than to say it´s in ok condition. But that´s just me. Great find. Great pics. Now- tell us how it shaves:001_cool:
Thanks!! It shaves very good, this model will accept a modern SE blade so I use a GEM SS blade with it.
It takes a few shaves to get used to it, the size of the head, the weight (it is quite light) and the head angle take a bit of getting used to, but once you get it dialed in, it really does give a great shave.
 
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