Author: Ed Neville I'd never used this type of razor before, but I bought it mostly so I could say "Arrgh!" before my morning shave. Since buying it I've used it four times this week (it arrived Monday). It wasn't as tough to get used to. This morning I've surprised myself and managed to shave with my less dominant hand on the less dominant side of my face.
It's extremely refreshing and far more exciting than a cartridge razor - every real man should have one!
Author: Glen bought as a cheap introduction to straight razors and to be honest I wasn't expecting much but it has been blinding. It feels well balanced and is very easy to use so much so that I have all but stopped using my cartidge razor.
Author: Manish Ghelabhai Got this razor as an intro to open razor shaving. Well what can I say, it has been superb. I used it for the firt time this morning and didnt hack my face to bits (its alot easier than you think). I didnt get as close a shave as i wanted but i guess this will come with time and practice.
As a first open razor you cant fault it. I think I might be getting a dovo in about 6 months or so. Im hooked on open razors now!!!
Author: Ross Unsworth Like many of the other reviewers for this product I brought this shavette as an introduction to “cut throat” style shaving. The stainless steel componentry is good and the locking mechanism for the half razor blade is very secure and relatively easy to operate. I am slightly disappointed in the finish on the plastic handle, which less than perfect. However, this does not detract from the good performance of the tool. And for less an a tenner one or two cosmetic imperfections aren’t a problem. When I first started using this shavette I deliberately loaded it with a feather blade that had been used in my DE razor a few times before. This really took the aggressiveness away from the edge and gave me much more confidence. Had to be very careful none the less.
Author: Christopher Dawson Attention for all newbies like me....Get this! I was so excited when it came I had to shave with it that night, no way was I waiting until the next morning!
Being new I was quite nervous I was going to ruin my face but thankfully I didnt and all thanks to The Bluebeard Revenge Shavette, easy to handle, great weight to it and a nice comfortable grip.
I want to become good at straight shaving to warrent getting a proper straight razor but I do know that I will always keep this shavette! Brilliant product a must buy for newbies and oldies!
Author: Samuel Tripp I purchased my shavette about 2 weeks ago to introduced myself to to world of straight shaving. It has so far proven to be value for money. A closer shave than my old overpriced cartridge razors. At such a great price you should be asking yourself why you have not brought one yet.
Author: Hannu Kristian Tarvainen I have introduced myself to traditional straight razors as well as the fairly expensive Feather Artist Club replaceable blade razors prior to trying out my Bluebeard`s Revenge straight razor and I have to say something that might sound a bit surprising to most you guys out there: The Bluebeard`s Revenge is by far the cheapest version of the noble thing, but, that regardless, the best of them all! Especially if you have a beard to shape and trim. No wonder so many professional barbers use it. Highly recommended.
Author: John Emerson The same as everyone else I also bought this as a first straight razor. Takes a bit of practice, but as i'm bleeding less with each shave must be getting used to it.
Product feels well put together and is great value for money. Any problems have been purely down to operator error.
Author: Neil Robinson I bought this as a tester into the world of straight razors, and I have to say so far I'm impressed. It's not been the bloodbath I was expecting! In fact, and I realise I'm tempting fate here, I haven't cut or nicked myself with it yet. Just keep the blade angle shallow to begin with and take your time. A tenner well spent, and bonus points for the piratey logo.
Author: Robert Grey I bought this a few weeks ago, it's my first straight razor as I have always wanted to try one, I am really happy with it. I was suprised at how easy it was, I was expecting alot more cuts and the ones I have had are just from me getting used to it. It's really well put together and I would recommend anyone to buy one to try out. Money well spent
Author: Steven Wallace I bought this straight razor a few weeks ago and have been totally satisfied with it. it is so simple to use and look after and changing the blade is a doddle. after spending so much on safety razors I could kick myself for not trying this sooner. BARGAIN.
Author: Charlie Gould I've never once before used a Straight Razor to shave, but has used other conventional means, wet razor, electric, and so on an so forth, but I came to the conclusion to try something new, and decided upon this.
It is an extremely good Straight Razor, and at a very affordable price, and the blades themselves are not only easily located but very easily installed into this razor.
I've come to the conclusion that with this price and the availability of all equipment it is something that I am extremely happy with, and will continue to use in the future.
Author: Karl Cushway I got this shortly after I bought my DE razor to see which I prefer. This shavette is a good price to learn how to shave with a straight edge razor and the quality is excellent that I could see it lasting a few years. Would recommend this product to someone who wants to learn how to SE shave and wants a cheap alternative to the more expensive SE razors
Author: Ian Caruana Had this a week and absolutely love it! I got it as an introduction to this kind of shaving from only trimming my beard for the last couple of years due to very sensitive skin. It's not as hard as people make it out to be and this shaver is quite solid and sturdy for the relatively cheap price!
Author: Miika I have had a long beard for last 3-5 years, so I have forgot how to shave. Also this was my first contact to straight razors. But even from these starting points shaving with this shavette was painless. I haven't got a single nick and no skin irritation.
I don't know if this razor is better or worse than others, but in any case this a great product!
Author: Jonathan Parfitt Bought the Bluebeards Revenge Shavette as a first (budget) straight razor, and have been very impressed. Unlike some reviewers, I did nick myself a few times, but these were small clean cuts- nothing like as annoying as normal shaving rash, and stopped bleeding straight away. The razor seems very well made, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone wanting to try a straight razor- Bluebeards and Bumfluffs alike!
Author: A John Loving this straight razor from shaving shack. Works a treat with a feather blade :D
Author: Andrew Sanaev As a lot of people here I bought it as the first straight razor and after the first shave (by the way I didn't even cut myself) I threw out my old cartridge razor and now I only use this one. Although it takes much time to shave, anyway I enjoy it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Author: Graeme Carlyle After Shaving for around one year with a DE razor, I decided to take the plunge and move on to a Shavette. After shopping around for the best deal on quality and price I chose this razor. Definitely the right choice. The blade is held securely in the clasp and is easy to replace using the same blades I had for my DE. Great value for money and a solid beginner razor.
Author: Carl Johnson Great shaver. Light weight. Comfortable to hold for shaving the whole face and easy to use as I also use a straight razor. Only downside is I found the swing mechanism to be a little loose so have watch you hold onto it while shaving and don't accidentally close fingers inside (I haven't done any of these things yet). Otherwise worth the money and definitely worth having for a quick close shave or trimming up the hard to reach places. I got mine as a free gift for making a large order :D
Author: Aidan Yeomans I bought this razor to practice cut throat shaves to further my career as a barber, it's extremely easy to use and change the blades, it is by far the closest shave I've had. I also use it for the hairs on the back of the neck. Overall I'm very happy with my purchase.
Author: Neil A lightweight and cheap shavette which makes for an inexpensive foray into the straight razor shaving arena.
I absolutely love mine now after 15 or so shaves. Takes a while to understand how to use one well but after this first step, I am really looking forward to one day having a proper straight razor with strop and other accessories :)
If you want to try a straight razor and are afraid of the price, this shavette is one of the best places to start.
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