The Kiwi was full of praise for both luxurious products, describing the razor as “amazingly contemporary”.
Rob said: ”After years of being at my wits end using the overpriced, over engineered and highly marketed ‘cartridge’ razor packs I was finally liberated from the shackles of razor burn and pain thanks to Andrew James and his amazingly contemporary New Zealand made and designed Goodfella DE Safety Razor.
“The Goodfella design is a contemporary masterpiece which pays homage to the safety razors’ clean style looks from the old days. Its worth noting that the overall feel of the razor and all its three components are very well balanced and smooth, something of which it actually gives with each pass when you shave.
“The weight and feel of the razor in ones hand is also something to behold. You feel like you own the blade and with each pass, you can get the most amazing smooth, non-irritative pass imaginable.”
He concluded his review by saying: “The Goodfella has taken my shaving experience from something I wished I never had to do, to something I cannot wait to do.”
You can read his full Goodfella review by clicking here (and for those who dislike cartridge razor systems its well worth a read).
Rob has also been using The Bluebeards Revenge shaving cream. He says the cream smells great and lathers up really quickly. “Its perfect, I’m converted,” says Rob.
You can watch The Bluebeards Revenge review in the Youtube video above.
The eagerly awaited Merkur 45030 Bakelite has landed, and what an amazing razor! Not only is it lightweight, it shaves great and will certainly look unique wth it’s mottled red and black retro styling! At only £17.99 for the razor complete with 10 Merkur razor blades and a Merkur plastic travel case, this razor is definitely a steal!
We are also delighted to be stocking the Coates Limited Edition Gift Set. Not only do you get the fantastic Limited Edition Tea Tree and Rosemary shaving cream, but you also get a Coate’s branded Fitzwilliam Pure Badger brush.
Coate’s: “This attractive little Coate’s branded shaving brush has a hand lathe-turned handle and is filled with pure badger hair.”
The Fitzwilliam brushes are set to be rare as hen’s teeth, just read this write up from the Coate’s website:
“This attractive little Coate’s branded shaving brush has a hand lathe-turned handle and is filled with pure badger hair. Simpsons produced this line of “Fitzwilliam” brushes under the Coate’s brand name but as far as we know, they have never before been offered for sale. The Fitzwilliam is modeled on a brush that first appeared during the 1930′s. These brushes date from before the Vulfix take over of the Simpson brand and were manufactured in Somerset, around 10 years ago. The graduated handle shape has lamp blacked detail to both sides.”
I came across a very interesting article on www.spabeautyschools.com last week and thought I would share it with all our readers.
Titled “The History Of Razors”, the website has also put together a really cool infographic to compliment the story. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE IT FULL SIZE.
Cavemen get vain. Smart archeological people figure out that the earliest shaving razors were made of flint blades, which started out incredibly sharp, but dulled after use. Yes, cavemen used disposables.
Metal mania. Thanks to a lot of metal clanging and banging, copper razors (which make for a more “permanent” solution) make their way into the mainstream… well, if you want to call Egypt and India the mainstream of the B.C. era.
1500 – 1200 B.C.
Designer razors. Leave it to the Scandinavians to bring style to the art of shaving. Razors discovered from this time period were adorned with etchings of cool stuff like horses, and came in cute leather carrying cases. Seriously!
Alexander the Clean Shaven. Apparently the “great” one was obsessed with having a smooth complexion. Legend has it that he wouldn’t be seen in battle before shaving.
B.C. Barbershops. A rich Greek businessman, Publicus Ticinius Maenas, decided that he was too rich to shave himself, so he brought over professional barbers from Sicily, and started a fad. In fact, in Rome, a popular 21st birthday ritual included a first-shave party to celebrate adulthood.
All hail the beardless. Speaking of Rome, Julius Caesar was very into personal grooming, down to plucking stray hairs with tweezers. As they say, when in Rome… shave like the Romans do.
Razor trickery. William the Conqueror defeats King Harold in the Battle of Hastings, in some part thanks to his army’s calculated decision to shave their faces and cut their hair to resemble monks. The deception meant that King Harold’s spies underestimated the enemy threat, and the rest is history.
New world barbering. Archeological evidence indicates that the Aztec Indians of North and Central America created razors from volcanic glass. The first hot shave?
The book on shaving. Perhaps it’s no surprise that a Frenchman literally wrote the book on shaving as an art form: The Art of Learning to Shave Oneself (La Pogonotomie). Sort of like a beauty how-to article, the guide may also be the first to introduce the concept of “safety” razor.
Who you calling a hoe? The hoe-shaped razor (resembling the farming tool) that we recognize today can be credited to English inventor William Henson. It’s all about a comfortable grip.
Shave safely. King Camp Gillette (you know, the-best-a-man-can-get guy) teams up with an MIT genius named William Nickerson to perfect the safety razor, complete with double-edged, disposable and replaceable blade. Side note: Isn’t Nickerson a funny name for a guy who wants others to shave without getting nicked?!
The war on facial hair. Gilette’s popularity skyrockets worldwide after he cuts a deal with the U.S. Armed Forces to give every enlisted soldier a safety razor and blades as part of their off-to-war care package. Foreign soldiers are envious, and European sales soar.
Invention intuition. Adapting a military idea for a practical use inspired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jacob Schick to invent a new razor – the Magazine Repeating Razor. Similar to how a magazine clip contains bullets, this razor housed replacement blades right in the handle.
No water required. Schick invents and patents the first electric dry shaver, great for roaring ‘20s men on the go.
Back to basics. The disposable razor, not popular since the stone ages, makes its way back into mass popularity. Cheap to make and easy to use, all of the major razor manufacturers offer a throwaway option.
Headline-worthy beards. If you’re a celebrity, sporting a beard represents a lifestyle choice. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Conan O’Brien, Joaquin Phoenix – need we say more?
If you are a guy who is after a close and comfortable shave but has had enough of the more expensive cartridge razors then look no further than the remarkable double edge razor. And when you do need to replace the blades you will find that quality double edge blades are available at just a fraction of the cost.
A double edge safety razor is able to provide a shave that is much closer and smoother than with cartridge razors too. This is because the two blades are able to cut the hairs at various angles and you will find that performance is improved somewhat.
So what double edge razors should I consider buying?
When you have decided you would like to try a double edge razor to see if it is the right shaving tool for you, the next stage can sometimes be a little daunting, especially with all the products on the market.
There are many top quality double edge razors you can now get online, and at prices you can afford. These include safety razor models from major shaving brands like Merkur and Parker. We will consider a few of the most popular razors below:
Parker double edge safety razors – The fact that you can now get a three piece safety razor with a nickel plated finish for under £20 just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a really close shave. Why not go for an 89R model or the 91R?
Merkur double edge safety razors – Again, for under £20, you will be able to get a quality razor in the 33C Classic which is chrome plated and a great beginner model for those starting out in improving their technique. For a few pounds more you could also consider the 23C Long Handled Classic which is perfect for those with larger hands.
Whichever model you eventually go for, you can be safe in the knowledge that these razors offer a great level of performance and due to the big savings they offer, will certainly pay for themselves.
Men all around the world, including England batsman Kevin Pietersen, Stoke City defender Robert Huth and rugby star Sacha Harding, are growing a moustache or “Mo” for the Movember campaign.
The movement sees men start November clean-shaven and grow a “Mo” as a hairy ribbon, raising awareness of men’s health and prostate cancer.
Here at The Shaving Shack, we’re giving away a luxurious Bluebeards Revenge shaving set to the man who grows the most creative and interesting moustache.
So far we have had hundreds of interesting entries, some good and some not so good.
To be eligible for the prize, Movember supporters should simply email a picture of their new facial hair to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be chosen at the start of December. We will also be posting a selection of the best weekly Mo pics on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/theshavingshack – this blog and twitter feed. So lads, what are you waiting for? Start growing that Mo!!!
Last year’s Movember campaign raised a whopping £26m globally to help fight for prostate cancer.
Moustache novices and experts alike, here are some moustache tips from Ape to Gentleman to make this Movember the most Stache-tacular one yet.
The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce the safe arrival of The Bluebeards Revenge “Scimitar” double edge safety razor.
These razors are beautifully balanced allowing the weight of the instrument to deliver the blade at the optimum cutting angle resulting in a close and rewarding shave.
Laser etched with the iconic Bluebeards Revenge logo, the “Scimitar” weighs 67g and has a length of 9.5cm.
So slice through your stubble the Bluebeards way with this luxurious double edge razor!
The Bluebeards Revenge “Scimitar” double edge safety razors are priced at just £29.99 on The Shaving Shack website.
The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce that the Goodfella safety razors are back in stock, but probably not for long!
Our first shipment of Goodfella razors sold out in a matter of weeks; so if you want to add one to your razor collection, don’t hang around!!!
“The Goodfella Safety Razor is a product of today’s technology. Through computer aided design and selecting modern durable materials the manufacturer has rejuvenated the old school, classic shaving razor,” said a spokesperson for the firm.
“The Goodfella Safety Razor is perfectly balanced allowing the weight of the razor to deliver the blade at the optimum cutting angle resulting in a smooth and close, yet mild shave.”
Weighing 57g each, and made in New Zealand, these razors are hand finished. Each head is checked three times during production ensuring strict quality control.
As well as being popular with our customers, the razors have also been a hit with the media, with The Australian Telegraph saying: “The classy, Sean Connery-Bond style of the Goodfella Safety Razor makes it look straight off the silver screen”.
Luxury Magazine added: “This razor makes shaving fun again”, while Tone Magazine said it “prefers the feel of blade on bristle than the lawnmower-like grind of an electric shaver”.
The Goodfella safety razors are priced at £59.99 on the Shaving Shack website.
A leading British female blogger says The Bluebeards Revenge™ shaving cream has reduced her hair re-growth by around 50 per cent.
Laura Budd, the editor of popular fashion and lifestyle blog A Daisy Chain Dream, was also full of praise for the cream’s smell, texture and lather.
She wrote: ”If I’m 100 per cent honest, I was incredibly sceptical. I hate shaving my legs and something that could reduce the amount of re-growth really did seem too good to be true. However, I was prepared to give it a go…and I’m honestly glad I did.”
”From the first shave my legs were smoother than they had been in a long time, and re-growth seemed to be about 50 per cent slower than before.”
“I’ve used it several times since then and I remain impressed! I can really see why so many ladies are jumping on to this product.”
Laura, who is 23, described the cream itself as “lovely”, adding that it smelt like an old-fashioned soap.
”You only need the tiniest amounts, about the size of a small almond, and it lathers up surprisingly well; better than many cheaper shaving foams I have used,” she concluded.
You can read Laura’s review by clicking here.
The Bluebeards Revenge™ is unique as it contains a miracle ingredient called ‘Decelerine’, which actually reduces hair growth every time it is used.
One of our best-selling brands has reported that women are behind the bumper sales of its hair-delaying shaving cream.
The Bluebeards Revenge™ is unique as it contains a miracle ingredient called ‘Decelerine’, which actually reduces hair growth every time it is used.
The premium cream, dubbed the ‘Most Manly Shaving Product On the Planet’, has been designed for men with heavy beard growth, as it can reduce a man’s stubble by 40% over just 60 days, making it’s far easier for them to shave in the morning.
Nick Gibbens, brand spokesperson, said: ”Despite the product being heavily aimed at men with heavy beard growths, we started noticing a quarter of customers buying were women. We presumed at first they were buying for their husbands, but the trend continued and is now accounting for half our sales.”
He continued: “We have conducted some research into this, and discovered that women have seen their husbands use it, or seen the Decelerine coverage, and realised that if they use it themselves, they can reduce the hair on their bodies by 40% over 60 days too. So, effectively, our ‘World’s Manliest Shaving Product’ has been hijacked by women to reduce the hair growth on their legs, underarms and bikini line!“
The brand revealed over 2,000 women have snapped up its miracle anti-hair product since its summer launch, and the brand has had to source more feminine shaving brushes (which we also sell at The Shaving Shack) as, unlike regular shaving gels, shaving creams require a brush to lather the cream over the skin, and their new female customers complained that traditional brushes were too manly. Female shavers have also indicated that they enjoy the sensation of using the cream with a brush.
Nick added: “Despite having almost every pink shaving brush in the UK, we have today sold out of these as women are snapping them up with almost every purchase of The Bluebeards Revenge™! We’re having extraordinarily good feedback from our female customers, and because of the huge (and completely unexpected!) surge in our new customer base, we’re doing our bit and giving a donation from every sale to breast cancer charities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
Another reason for this female beauty phenomenon has been attributed to the new face of The Bluebeards Revenge™, Sacha Harding, who was recently crowned Britain’s manliest man. Sacha, the Bedford Blues rugby star, polled more than 140,000 votes to win a nationwide competition and a lucrative one-year modelling contract with The Bluebeards Revenge™.
The Bluebeards Revenge™ is available to buy from our online shaving shop, priced £14.99. A tub will last approximately 3-5 months.
The Bluebeards Revenge™ shaving cream was initially designed for real men with heavy beard growth like US flint knapper Mike Cook (see video below).
The Shaving Shack is calling on its army of male customers to raise cash for charity by joining the Movember campaign and growing innovative ‘taches.
We’re even giving away a luxurious Bluebeards Revenge shaving set to the man who grows the most creative and interesting moustache.
To be eligible for the prize, Movember supporters should simply email a picture of their new facial hair to email@example.com. The winner will be chosen at the end of the month. We will also be posting a selection of the best weekly Mo pics on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/theshavingshack – our blog and twitter feed. So lads, what are you waiting for? Start growing that Mo!!!
The Movember charity sees men the world over sprouting upper lip hair in the month of November to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. The event last year raised a whopping £26million to fight the disease.
More information about Movember can be found at http://uk.movember.com.