Moved up to the WILD comb this morning, with the same Personna blade and some nice slick Williams:
As others have observed, the Bunny does well in the longevity department - 24hrs on from my last shave (with the NOTSO comb) I was still easily smart enough for work but was very keen to try the WILD comb.
Picking up the Bunny for the second shave, the angle and the grip came really naturally like I'd known them all my life and the straight line profile of the handle made sense so this is clearly a very good bit of intuitive design. And it bears repeating that this is such a good looking razor, and really has that Art Deco/futuristic Flash Gordon look.
And the WILD comb really does the trick - unlike the silent stealthy NOTSO, with the WILD there is lots of audible and tactile feedback even on the minimal growth it was presented with this morning. Perfect!
And the shave is still superbly smooth . With this comb there's lots of blade feel too, but the Bunny does not feel like a traditional injector. The angle is much more like an Ever Ready (and like an Ever Ready, use the corners of the head for those tricky spots!) but the face feel this morning very surprisingly reminded me of the R41 with that same delicate caressing sensation of the blade "walking" across the skin,except that the Bunny isn't "bitey" at all. So this was an easy confident shave which resulted in the waxy BBS that I love so much and seek out in other razors.
Using a slicker lather meant there was no build up and the comb didn't clog at all, but the flat comb plate still wipes lather back over your face as you shave. Extra moisturising maybe
I enjoyed the NOTSO comb with its stealth yesterday, but the WILD comb today has far outdone it for me. With the audible feedback, the very smooth non-bitey shave and the waxy BBS, the shockingly good looking Bunny has elevated itself to being one incredible razor. With the WILD comb the excellence of the geometry really shines.
1) The shave longevity is phenomenal. 36 hrs on from the WILD shave I was still really smart. In this respect, the Bunny is outperforming my R41, Shavecraft Tech and Cobra Classic which is a bit of a surprise.
2) The head design makes shaving ATG very easy. I can go ATG on my top lip with the Bunny with no problems at all, and there's not many razors I can say that about. Also for the tricky areas the corners of the razor head are perfect, very similar to the technique with 1912s. If you're unused to SEs then it takes a little practice, but GEM and Ever Ready users will find it a breeze.
And on to the MILD comb:
The name belies the performance -like others have said, I don't really notice any difference in efficiency and aggression between the MILD and NOTSO combs. I'm pleased about this since the milder injectors from Is onwards do not suit me at all, but the MILD seems to shave like a G.
But I do notice a massive difference in the feel of the shave - the NOTSO is smooth and stealthy with almost no feedback and it just glides across your face magically erasing the beard.
The MILD however does have audible and tactile feedback (like the WILD) but I also found it to be comparatively rough. In fact, the MILD comb feels most like a traditional injector, maybe a Schick G, crossed with a 1912.
Still very efficient and considerably more aggressive than its name might suggest, it left me with a bit of neck irritation, something I had not experienced with the other combs. So perhaps the MILD is the comb for people who prefer a more traditional feeling shave...
Kept the MILD comb tonight but changed to the Schick II twin blade:
With the twin blade and the MILD comb there's some good audible and tactile feedback, and it's a beautifully smooth shave. The easy ATG that the Bunny affords means that this really doesn't feel like a mild razor at all, although on my neck the slight reduction in cutting power compared to the other combs does show up, and my neck requires more work (hence more possibility for irritation) with this comb.
On this fourth shave the technique has really clicked, angle and grip feel completely natural and it's become clear that a slick lather is best.
But loading the twin blade proved very problematic although Macoronus didn't report any issues.
Even with a twist of the key, the retaining lip of the head didn't lift far enough to allow the twin blade to slide under, and I had to insert a thumbnail between the lip and the old blade to make a sufficient gap. Perhaps the adjustments made before I received the razor have caused this but, like all the other teething troubles, it's very easily remedied.
And the resultant shave is very pleasant and smart although I'm clear that for regular use I would never employ the MILD comb.
And this also confirms my feeling that the MILD comb gives the Bunny characteristics akin to the traditional injectors whereas the other combs make it something other.
It sounds like this razor is shaving pretty good! A terrific project really - it seems to have travelled all the way from someone's first thought to praise in forum reviews - and still trucking. Great job done by the makers. And cudos for all you pioneer razormen out there braving your facial landscape for the betterment of shavekind! Awesome stuff.
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2016 18:57:55 GMT -6 by RocketMan
So only 12 hours on from the last shave I've been prompted (or maybe incited?)to try the Bunny as an ivette by using it without a comb and here much against my better judgement is a brief video to demonstrate: vimeo.com/160710824 The Bunny suits this very well since it's not bitey at all and it's easy to use a steep angle because without a comb the range of effective angles opens up massively.
And the gap where the comb was turns the Bunny into an INJECTOR LATHER CATCHER!
Of course, as with devettes and sevettes, this is a very close shave indeed requiring no pressure, no pressure and no pressure. It's not very smooth, works best with skin stretching and makes the Bunny very loud indeed!
Although the WILD comb gives a much smoother and more comfortable shave of comparable efficiency, the combless ivette Bunny is guaranteed to leave the skin completely calm and irritation free.
Don't fear this and give it a try at least once - you may be amazed!
I have to admit that doing this never crossed my mind. It is a natural idea, since one of the unique features of the Bunny is that the comb and the blade holding mechanism operate completely independent of each other.
A shame that I sent the Bunny off to the next tester yesterday.
Back to the relative sanity of the NOTSO comb this morning with that smooth twin blade:
Although there's a bit of audible feedback from the Schick II blade, the NOTSO comb gives the bunny a quiet stealth that the other combs lack as well as a remarkable smoothness. The lack of sound and vibration make this a surprising shave because it is also so efficient with easy ATG even on the upper lip. What a great shave!
My last shave with the Bunny before it goes to @nisse:
I finished strong with the WILD comb and the Schick II twin blade. Beautiful and just such an efficient super comfortable, smooth and easy shave.
Although it's a very bold statement, I find the Bunny with the WILD comb to be as good as or better than any vintage injector I've used and it easily qualifies as one of my favourite safety razors, along with the Cobra Classic, Streamline and Shavecraft Tech.
When the Bunny becomes available for purchase, I will own one although I can see myself only using the WILD comb (or equivalent).
The minor issues I've encountered in the Bunny v3 are: 1) Build up of lather on the flat underside of the comb. 2) Fiddly comb changing due to the excessive length of the screw thread. 3) Issues with tolerance in the spring and difficulty in loading twin blades.
The things I love about the Bunny are: 1) Incredible shave longevity > Cobra and R41 2) Very smooth shave with great efficiency. 3) Very very beautiful aesthetics. 4) Novel and intuitive stick grip. 5) Really easy ATG shaving even on upper lip. 6) Removable comb for easy cleaning and aftermarket mods (there's no end to the different comb plates that could be made eh?)
I am very impressed with this razor, so thanks Tom for such a great and thoughtful creation. And thanks Mike for facilitating the European Passaround .
I love the Bunny so please put my name on the waiting list
wchnu: If I liked him more I might actually feel bad about that.
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wchnu: Did I type...THAT... Outloud???? Oops
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birdlives: What about that Canadian Rocket Dood? Can I trust him too?
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wchnu: Hard to say....but prolly so.
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birdlives: I don't know......Have you seen what that crazy Canuck does in a bath tub?
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Alan: Boy, I thought I was going nuts, so I stared at it for a while and realized Riverruns avatar winks.
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birdlives: ALAN!!.....Uh...Oh....you're right! That could be dangerous! This might be a case for the avatar police! I stretched his avatar as big as my i-Pad screen...Bam! It blinked and I jumped...lol!
Sept 20, 2017 2:04:25 GMT -6
wchnu: Garner..did I type That outloud..darn. the SE dude is a good guy though.
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wchnu: Alan!!! Good to see you. I will check out that avatar. Sounds spooky.
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wchnu: It really does wink!!
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