Author: Stephen Crook Bought the scimitar because I liked the look of it and the name and I was not disappointed great shave.
I will now enjoy shaving every day for a few good years to come
Author: Dan at The Shaving Shack Not only does this look cool and oozes quality, the shave is fantastic. Near enough the weight of a Merkur 34C and the finesse of a Muhle R89, this razor combines the best features of our most popular razors.
Author: Gary Stanton I have just taken delivery of the new safety razor from the shave shack crew . I wanted to start using a safety again after a few years of using a straight razor and a shavette (the shavette more due to long prep work need in a normal straight) . I have had a parker for years but was never taken by its look nor weight , but now a few years down the shaving line I decided to invest in a new “grown up” safety . I wanted a good quality well built razor so was looking to spend a bit more because it would be my last for a good few years . After reading many reviews on this site and others I had made my decision on a rather expensive brand that had great looks and at the ideal heavier weight I prefer. But then as always I come to my senses regarding money and started looking at a more cheaper model , that is about the time bluebeard brought out the Scimitar DE razor , I read the few reviews I could but in the end just took the plunge as the price was more than half the one I was going to buy. Well the first shave was a little sore which was down to me getting my skills back and also getting used to the heavier weight . but the second , third and now just after my forth shave it really has the feel and shave of a executive DE razor but over half the cost .The build quality is second to none as all the parts fit nicely together . The weight is about twice of you standard mach 3 which gives it the legs to cut the stubble off with little pressure to the skin thus leaving no sore skin. I love the jolly roger on the head and the look is very classy. If you are taken by proper shaving razors but don’t want to spend the earth on expensive razors then this is the puppy for you . well done bluebeards!!!
Author: Sean Chawla-Duggan Bought this to compliment my straight razor so I can have a quickie during the week. Am also using a Muhle R41 and found that to be slightly agressive, however was using an Astra blade, and using a the supplied Derby with the Scimitar, I was able to shave, quickly, blood free and the shave was as smooth as I've ever known, topped off with Bluebeard after I felt and smelt a million punds Sterling:)
Thanks Dan and Bluebeard
Author: Michael Roche I bought this razor on a whim (Liked the Skull and Cross bones) and I am so glad I did. I have been using the Merkur 34c Heavy Duty Classic for the last two years and to be perfectly honest didn’t think I would ever change. This feels so much better in your hand the slightly longer handle makes all the difference. Together with the Israeli made Double Edged Blades a truly remarkable shave.
Author: Ed Neville This razor is pure excellence. The weight is perfect, the size and shape of the head is perfect and it just rocks.
My wife bought this for me as an anniversary present and I absolutely love it.
One thing that I've noticed with this is that the curve of the blade inside the head is of much sharper angle (or smaller circumference) than the curve of the blade in a cheap off-the-shelf boots model, personally I find it far more comfortable than the others and the pirate logo makes it more comfortable on the face.
If you (like me) have previously had budget razors then you'll be surprised just how much better your shave can get. I strongly recommend that you buy this as you'll definitely not regret it.
Author: fredrik modig (firstname.lastname@example.org) Since I am new a this I am not as experienced as others but I just have to share.
After using a cheap "no name" de razor for a very short while I decided to go all the way and buy a real one...
After browing the internet for a couple of weeks (yes I am one of those people that have to compare everyting to be sure), I based my decision on pure vanity and gut feeling.
I just couldn´t resist that skull. It is just so cool, no I am not 9yrs old, you have to add another 30yrs to that.
Now I have used it for a while and I cannot belive why nobody told me about this before. For 25 years I have hated to shave.
Now I love it, the close shaves and the fact that I don´t have to worry about irritated skin anymore.
Try this one, you will love it, I use it with Bluebeards Revenge´s shave cream and post shave balm and the result is amazing.
Author: Gavin Rowntree This is my first D/E razor after many years of mach 3 abuse! I have the feeling it will also be my last! This is because its perfect. Nice weight,nice design and great price!!!!
Author: Paul Seymour Best shave ever, skin baby smoth, been using a Parker 60r for a number of years but this is even closer. A good weight and length, the blade is held at tje perfect angle.
The engraving of the skull and cross bones is amusing and serves as a warning to cartridge shavers.
The handle is a little slippy but you soon get used to it
Author: Jamie Adams I should really begin the review by pointing out that up until Saturday (3 days ago) I had about as much idea as using a safety razor as I do taxadermy (incase your wondering its not a lot) but I decided to take the plunge. The reason for this was simple, I quite like my face and following suggestions the Scimitar was aparently a good investment for it.
I can tell you now I was not disapointed, it has provided me with the three closest shaves of my life. I would advise anyone watch the videos on this page and also a search on youtube, I feel the tips I found really help with a rookie shaver.
The build quality of the razor is great and the brand is fantastic. Not only is it cool it feels really professional.
For me this is a product that could easily demand a higher pricetag and is a steal at this price.
Really pleased with my purchase.
Author: Mark Kelly Have never ever used one of these razors before, after finding this website and seeing this and reading some reviews i thought id give it a go to see what im missing. i bought some really sharp blades which i think i may be to sharp so will be buying the multi pack next time to find myself a good one, but this razor i love it. Will not be going back to them tv advert razors now which are just hype from celebs, this boy is the bomb.
Author: Tony Scimitar just arrived this morning and i've just had the best shave in over 25 years. Proper brush, proper cream - pre and post - and a great razor. It all takes a little longer but the results are worth it. This is my first DE razor so I can't compare it to anything, but it feels just right, and the videos on site really help with the technique. The main thing seems to be let the razor do the work and the extra weight just allows it to do the job. Excellent. Just wish i'd done it long ago!
Author: Shane Forster I have been shaving now for nearly 25 years and all of those years I have used disposable razors with the last 10 years using the Gillette Mach range. A mate of mine suggested that I try a more traditional "Man's shave" and after looking at loads of safety razors I decided to buy the Blue Beards Scimitar razor. The delivery was very quick and once unwrapped I wasn't disappointed, the razor oozed quality and had a surprising weight, I couldn't wait to get started. After three weeks of shaving I can honestly say it is a pleasure to shave now and it is something I look forward to (it was always a chore with the Mach Range!!!). It was a bit tricky at first as you need to let the weight of the razor to do the work but you soon get used to it. I also purchased a selection pack of razors which allows you to choose the right blade (I strongly recommend this to anyone who is new to this style of shaving). All in all I am very pleased with my new razor and shaving this way my only regret is not discovering this earlier!!!!
Author: Harry Weatherall once again outstanding delivery response time from the shack, blue beards simitar, what can i say ,i believe this is an outstanding little razor ,which allows a close shave ,but it is very forgiving and not at all agressive,i would recomend this as a great starter razor and looking at the kits ,its coming in and christmas on its way this is a no brainer . Well done the shack outstsanding
Author: P Ward I have received my new safety razor "The Bluebeards Revenge Simitar". I have always opted for cartridge type razors up until know, and wished I had tried a safety razor before as this is a fabulous razor no pulling or snagging. I wanted a good razor so after reading a few reviews & watching a review on youtube from geofatboy of this razor and decided to give it a try. The build quality is great as all the parts fit snugly together, the weight is very comfortable in the hand to shave with. The Price is good as its half way between the cheaper end of the range and the more expenseive ones on offer, a good place to enter the safety razor shaving market for new converts like myself. I love the skull & crossbones branding. Overall wonderful razor. Highley recomended.
Author: Lee Willis I received my new Bluebeard's Revenge Scimitar a couple of days ago. I used it for the first time last night and I'm surprised to say, I rather enjoyed having a shave for once. I was expecting to draw blood, but no. I took my time with the preparation and using the razor. Had a 3 pass shave to see how smooth it would be, and wasn't left with a single nick, cut or irritation. I would recommend the Scimitar, its a great wee razor.
Author: David Jones Got this as I was unhappy with my merkur hd, had a problem with little flecks of chrome coming off....this on the other hand is a masterpiece. It's ideal for beginners and experts alike. Nice feel in the hand, good quality finish. What more could you ask for. Thanks to dan aswell for helping me decide, super fast delivery aswell (20 hours?!?!?)
Author: Robert Fullard Hi all,
I hope you take some time to read this review as its not just about the razor but about Shaving Shack in General.
Firstly im going to talk about my delivery mishap. I had a few things on order and one of them was this razor. For whatever reason it wasn't in the package. To be fair i was pretty annoyed at this as you would expect. I really didn't need to be. 1 phone call to the team and they sent out my razor the same day.
For me this is truly superb. Every company on occasion makes mistakes but lets face it the fact that they dealt with their mistake so easily speaks volumes as to whom you are buying from. Customer service is a rare gem and Shaving Shack have been excellent.
On to the Razor....
Its weighty and holds the blade really nice and flat. Goes together a dream. Every shave i have had has been BBS quality with 3 passes. My one nitpicking complaint would be that the handle is a little slippy and could maybe do with a slightly deeper recess at the top to get a better grip of. But this really is a minor complaint.
After using Gillette blades for years then switching to electric this foray into DE shaving is never going to change. I love it and this razor has been the icing on the cake for me.
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