The Bluebeards Revenge Blades

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The Bluebeards Revenge razor blades

Branded blades from a British business.

1st blade > 1st shave
Boots Freshwood Brushless Shave Cream

No tugging, but I had a wet shave the previous day so there wasn’t a lot of stubble to contend with. I picked up a couple of small nicks but these were quickly sealed. I was left with a little irritation on my top lip, which was likely down to me shaving after several passes and when most of the protection had been washed away. It was a pretty average finish.

1st blade > 2nd shave
Vitos ‘Green’ Shaving Soap

No tugging again and no feeling of roughness. I picked up a few nicks, but they were sealed by cold water. No irritation though. Not a bad shave but not particularly impressive either.

1st blade > 3rd shave
Phoenix and Beau Spitfire Shaving Soap

No tugging and I didn’t get any irritation. I did pick up a lot of nicks though, despite the soap offering good slickness. Most were only sealed by cold water. The finish was pretty good, with one area making it to BBS and not much roughness.

1st blade > 4th shave
Wet Shaving Products Fougere Noire Shaving Soap

No tugging but I did pick up a lot of nicks. Cold water sealed most, but not all of them. I was also left with a neck that was a little raw and some irritation on my top lip. The end result wasn’t bad, but nowhere made it to BBS while I had a couple of rough patches.

2nd blade > 1st shave
Edwin Jagger Sandalwood Shave Cream

No tugging, but I had shaved the day before so stubble was far less than usual. I did pick up plenty of nicks, most survived until cold water. I was also left with irritation on my top lip. Nowhere was especially close, but not bad either. So discomfort without much benefit.

2nd blade > 2nd shave
Boots Freshwood Brushless Shave Cream

No tugging through a good amount of stubble. I did pick up a couple of tiny nicks, but they didn’t last. I also had some very mild irritation on my top lip. The finish wasn’t bad, not the closest but no real roughness either.

2nd blade > 3rd shave
Wickham Imperial Tonic Super Smooth Shaving Soap

No tugging and only a hint of irritation on my top lip. Despite good slickness, I picked up a lot of nicks, mainly on my neck. The few remaining were closed by cold water. The finish was generally close, although it varied in a few places. Only real roughness was along my jawline. So harsh but a pretty good end product.

2nd blade > 4th shave
Cremo Sandalwood Shave Cream

No tugging but I was left with some irritation. Good slickness from the cream but I still got a lot of nicks. Most were sealed by cold water but not all. The finish was generally good, not remarkable on my neck but okay. A good finish but not the most pleasant experience.

Verdict

There are absolutely no markings on the blade to give you a hint of who actually makes them. I’m guessing they’re Personna blades, but that’s not based on anything other than the packaging. Which is pretty flimsy evidence.

I experienced both ends of the spectrum in terms of finish, some were pretty smooth, but at other times I was left with only a passable shave. When it was good I rarely escaped without a lot of nicks and some irritation.

They performed at their best when teamed with decent software (as you would expect), but that was no guarantee.

They’re not the cheapest blades but far from the most expensive, there’s still plenty of others I’d take over these though.

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These reviews are updated based on ongoing experience, so ratings and opinions may change.

Last updated: May 17, 2017