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Here they are ..Not so sure about any resemblance to the PAL Adjustable but the Bunny Sure has a Commonality with the 1941 Schick Type F..:p

Billy
Well done Billy,
Knew you would turn out the photos. A clever move by Tom to use that back- plate , on looks alone will satisfy those chasing after an F type. What Tom has achieved in a short space of time is amazing , I hope his efforts are truly rewarded.
Mike
 
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Shave Report #2 w/ B-V3

This morning was my second shave with the B-V3.
I left the same Schick Twin blade in it as I wanted to keep the number of variables down as I today switched over to the NotSo base plate.

Design
Switching the base plates was a breeze - the old one (Mild) popped out easily and the new one (NotSo) slid in wihout any issues whatsoever.
"Issue":
Switching the base plates made me realize two things though;
There was a lot of soap residue behind the old plate that needed to be cleaned out - and with the edge of the blade pointing straight at you when doing this can potentially lead you to cut yourself if you don't pay attention.

I can only see two ways to mitigate this;
a) Have the base plate designed so that it closes more tightly against the handle so to minimize the amount of soap build-up there, and/or
b) Remove the base plate after every shave and rinse it off right away (I did that after today's shave and it was much easier to get it clean that way)

I also took some more time to inspect the machining closer today and, Tom, you're one heck of a machinist.

Shave
I actually didn't feel that the shave was significantly more aggressive than the 'Mild" plate. If I had not known I don't think I would had picked up on that I was using a different plate.
Now, it still gave me a great, close, enjoyable shave on my face.

"Issue":
I thought it was just me being a bit sloppy the last shave as I ended up with a bit of stubble right under my nose and next to my mouth - but I noticed that the same happened during this shave. It was hard to get really in under my nose and find the angle there to get the last stubble. I'm sure part of that is due to learning a new razor and angle but I'd be very interested in hearing from other testers about this.

Result
Two passes - WTG and ATG. No cuts/weepers. Very clean shaven on my face but a few stubbles left under my nose.

Really looking forward to trying out the "Wild" on Friday and get a sense of how the aggressiveness is spread out across all the plates.

Great job Tom!


 
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Shave Report #2 w/ B-V3

This morning was my second shave with the B-V3.
I left the same Schick Twin blade in it as I wanted to keep the number of variables down as I today switched over to the NotSo base plate.

Design
Switching the base plates was a breeze - the old one (Mild) popped out easily and the new one (NotSo) slid in wihout any issues whatsoever.
"Issue":
Switching the base plates made me realize two things though;
There was a lot of soap residue behind the old plate that needed to be cleaned out - and with the edge of the blade pointing straight at you when doing this can potentially lead you to cut yourself if you don't pay attention.

I can only see two ways to mitigate this;
a) Have the base plate designed so that it closes more tightly against the handle so to minimize the amount of soap build-up there, and/or
b) Remove the base plate after every shave and rinse it off right away (I did that after today's shave and it was much easier to get it clean that way)

I also took some more time to inspect the machining closer today and, Tom, you're one heck of a machinist.

Shave
I actually didn't feel that the shave was significantly more aggressive than the 'Mild" plate. If I had not known I don't think I would had picked up on that I was using a different plate.
Now, it still gave me a great, close, enjoyable shave on my face.

"Issue":
I thought it was just me being a bit sloppy the last shave as I ended up with a bit of stubble right under my nose and next to my mouth - but I noticed that the same happened during this shave. It was hard to get really in under my nose and find the angle there to get the last stubble. I'm sure part of that is due to learning a new razor and angle but I'd be very interested in hearing from other testers about this.

Result
Two passes - WTG and ATG. No cuts/weepers. Very clean shaven on my face but a few stubbles left under my nose.

Really looking forward to trying out the "Wild" on Friday and get a sense of how the aggressiveness is spread out across all the plates.

Great job Tom!


Thanks, Dark, for an excellent write-up!
 
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