Dovo Prima Straight Razor 5/8", Ebony 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 Dovo Prima model is a full hollow, round tip, 5/8 straight razor made from Silver steel. Silver steel aka known as bright steel, is a type of carbon steel. It has high amount of carbon content with addition of up to 0.40 percent chromium. This chromium content gives the steel a silver like shiny finish, so that it’s called silver steel. Because of the very high carbon content this steel absolutely 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. Besides, silver steel straight razors are more wear resistant than regular carbon steel straight razors since silver steel is known for its ability to hold a sharp edge.
The Prima has 24K gold etchings on its blade face and also some lovely intricate gold details on its spine too. It comes with genuine ebony wood scales. This is a handsome straight razor.
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.