This quality DOVO straight razor features a 6/8" wide round point, double hollow ground blade made of high carbon steel and black plastic handles.
DOVO Solingen straight razors are probably the finest razors for shaving in the world. They have a centuries old tradition of fine metal work and their processes for making straight razors is impeccable. The machinery they use is no longer made and so they have to keep producing these products "the old way." The profile of the blade has to be just right. If you remove too much material, it throws the whole grind off and the razor will never shave correctly. There are few craftsmen qualified to do the finish grinding on these blades and it is difficult for DOVO to keep up with the worldwide demand. In fact, they are no longer accepting orders even from us--and we've been selling their razors for over 20 years.
Made in Solingen, Germany.
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I bought this as my first razor along with the cotton/leather strop (described as hemp for some reason) and some leather balm. It wasn't my first choice but both the 5/8 'best quality' models I wanted were out of stock. The blade is great, shave ready right out of the packaging as described. The plastic handle is functional but a litle flimsier than I expected. I would definitely reccomend having a German speaking friend read the product descriptions from the german language website for any item you're after as the english descriptions are just generic copy/paste and sometimes completely contradictory to the actual item.