Dovo Bergischer Löwe Straight Razor 5/8", Horn HandleDovo
Dovo of Solingen, Germany has been producing premium cutlery tools since from 1906. It’s a very well-known if not the best-known brand in straight razor world and is one of the few remaining companies still make brand new straight razors for seasoned shaving enthusiasts.
Dovo is known for their craftmanship and quality. Every Dovo model produced by seasoned workers with very high standards and precision. Most models come with elegant ornaments and gold etchings. They also come with a variety of handles from precious woods to genuine animal horns.
Every straight razor user most probably will have more than one Dovo straight razor in their collection. Dovo makes straight razors with carbon, stainless or silver steel. With Dovo you get what you’ve paid for, top quality and workmanship each and every time, you can’t go wrong with a Dovo.
The Bergischer Löwe or the “Mountain Lion” model is Dovo’s flagship, an icon among straight razor aficionados. It’s a stunning straight razor with lots of care and attention to details. First of all, it’s a 5/8, shoulderless, carbon steel razor with a Spanish tip. This is a very rare combination indeed. It also has a decoratively sculpted spine, etched with 24K gold along with the tang. The blade itself is mirror polished and the grind is much thinner than regular Dovo full hollow straight razors. Since shoulderless, extra thin full hollow grind combination is very difficult to accomplish, each Bergischer Löwe comes only from the hands of a seasoned master craftsmen. And lastly this magnificent straight razor comes with genuine buffalo horn scales. Note that, since these are genuine horn scales, each model may vary in color or texture due to the nature of the material.
Carbon steel guarantees the keenest edge one can get from a straight razor. Although carbon steels do require a bit more care than their stainless siblings, most straight razor users still prefer them more since they are easy to hone, can reach a very high sharpness and have a different shave feeling than other steel types. Since the Bergischer Löwe has a thinner grind that most other, it will provide great, close shaves every time. This unique straight razor is recommended for experienced straight razor enthusiasts.
All Dovo straight razors comes in their factory sealed boxes and are shave ready. There’s is no need for honing, just strop adequately then you can start shaving.
Straight Razor Care Instructions
Unlike any other shaving tools, straight razors require special care. The cutting edge must be protected from impacts and contact with any hard surface. After each shave you must clean and dry your straight razor with a soft paper towel without touching the very edge and strop it to keep it sharp. You can strop on the canvas side of your strop to clean the cutting edge after each shave. Please do not try to sharpen your straight razor by yourself if you don’t have adequate honing experience, otherwise you can cause irreparable damage. You may consult our straight razor honing service. If you won’t be using your straight razor for a long time, it’s best to cover it with a thin coat of oil to keep it rust free. This is especially important for straight razors with carbon steels, as carbon steel is very prone to rust in humid conditions. Keep your straight razor in a dry place and out of children’s reach.
CAUTION: Straight razors are serious tools for experienced users who know their faces, skins, whisker types and how to lather well. They can cause serious accidents and injuries in the hands of people without enough experience. If you’re enthusiastic about traditional wet shaving but don’t have the experience needed for using a straight razor, then we recommend checking out our double edge safety razors first.