Have you ever heard the Bunny Razor?
First time I heard of the Bunny Razor was from 2nd The Shave Den Raffle. It was one of the prizes. Being a newbie in a shaving environment, I have no clue at all what the Bunny Razor was. I was incredibly shocked of the enthusiasm shown by one of the raffle entrées.
Here I quoted him saying “HOLY BAMOLY!! A BUNNY RAZOR!!!!! YaBaDaYaBaDaYaBaDaYaBaDaHolyCowIGottaBuySomeMoreTickets!!!!”
That was exactly what he wrote. I was perplexed by his eagerness. I searched Google and found nothing as this was still in a conceptual phase. I even asked the forum for some illuminations. I was redirected to the “birth thread”.
While I am still learning to use my double edged safety razor, this concept of a single edged safety razor really captured my imagination.
The Concept of The Bunny Razor
Tom aka The Bunny, was suddenly struck with a blinding bright idea to make a razor after his own design. He loves injector razors. (Up to this point, I have never touched one). So he tried to make a new injector razor. The first recorded steps were on January 2nd, 2016.
The head design inspiration was taken from “Schick injectors model F looks from the top, that mid-century Art Deco industrial type look”. Tom is a machinist, not a designer. But looking at his design, I say he is quite a designer.
The next order of things is to figure out the mechanism of the spring and injection part. He bought another Schick injector, a Lady Schick. Yup. It is the lovely model H. From it, he managed to figure out the best spring mechanism for his razor.
Here are the first draft images. He used MasterCam X9 to render these images.
The First Prototype
Tom did the programming and made the head components first. He used aluminum as it was readily available in his workshop. It is also easier to handle than stainless steel.
You will not believe your eyes on this first prototype.
Tom preferred this design because he always finds trouble when cleaning his injectors. Many injector owners will concur to his statement. He wanted his razor to be easily cared and maintained for.
How are you loving it so far? I am just amazed of the skill of his. He can make something from his mind and made it a reality.
The Bunny Version 1
Now you have to see how the complete product of the first BV-1 aka Bunny Version 1.
Looking at the Bunny Razor side by side with PAL and Schick, I can safely say that Bunny Razor is way sexier than those two.
The weight came in at 66 grams. That PAL weighs 27 grams and that slim weighs 70. So it is heavier than old school injectors but not too heavy.
The first tried out was with Tom’s arm hair. It did well.
How do you load the blade?
For a clueless person about injectors like me, this is my ultimate question. I know how to use a DE safety razor, but injectors? I am totally oblivious.
I am glad that Tom even posted on how to load the blade. This was an eye-opener for me. Come on! I just turned DE wet shaving not so long ago. I am still learning how to do it the right way.
For the injector blades: Schick Plus Injector Blades-7 ct (Quantity of 5)
Seeing how it loads the blade made me question my knowledge of shaving world. Like in old HongKong kungfu movies, I screamed “Teach me, Master!!”
Why is it called Bunny Razor?
Like all the cartoon movies, I really hoped that this was related to a long ear animal that hops. I was let down by my own high hope. But the story itself is a bit first grader when you picked or given a nickname.
There was a Schick Repeating razor on eBay that had somebody’s name engraved on it. It was Bunny Kelman. Tom won it on a make offer so the Repeater gang called him Bunny now as he has his razor.
Using the nickname, he named the razor.
There were discussions about naming the razor after the Bunny Razor was introduced. The name itself seems to have no masculinity in it. But after the commotion cooled down, people agreed that it should stay with its original name: Bunny Razor.
The Project is still ongoing
I just can’t wait to see how this razor works in action. Stay tuned for more progress on this project. This will be huge as people are already lining up to order this razor, even though it is still on prototype stage.
Will you buy this? Leave your comment down here and I can forward your order to Tom.