The DOVO SPECIAL 1516 shows off its retro charm. With its golden decorated blade and its handle crafted of tortoiseshell imitation, it has become a classic in in the Dovo product line over the decades. With the DOVO SPECIAL, you’re selecting a 5/8 inch, hand-ground straight razor with a full hollow grind. Standing proudly through the generations, enjoy the same classic your grandfather chose!
Named by Prim & Prep as one of the 8 Best Straight Razors of 2022
DOVO. Masterpieces in Steel. Handcrafted in Solingen - since 1906.
The Solingen ordinance is your guarantee of quality. It sets production, material and quality standards for cutlery produced in Solingen Germany, long called the "City of Blades."
- Material: Carbon steel 1.2210, 24k gold-plated
- Handle Material: Acrylic glass, tortoise shell imitation
- Product Details: Round point, biconcave profile, both-sided ribbed tang
- Grind: Full Hollow ground
- Blade Width: 5/8"
- Dimensions: 15.9 cm x 2.4 cm x 1.1 cm
- Made in Solingen, Germany
This straight razor is made of carbon steel with the material number 1.2210, better known as silver steel. In order to achieve a hardness of approximately 61 HRC, the material is heated to over 1000 degrees celsius and then immediately quenched with a special oil. The subsequent tempering at about 200 degrees celsius gives the blade elasticity and toughness. The ornaments are beautifully gold-plated with 24 karat gold.
Expensive tortoiseshell has been used since ancient times to make exquisite art and furniture. This rare material was highly sought after to decorate royal courts around the world. For the Dovo product line, to protect these majestic, endangered turtles Dovo works exclusively with an imitation of silk-matte polished acrylic glass.
During hollow grinding, the straight razor is ground concavely from the back to the cutting edge. This design combines great flexibility with high torsional rigidity in longitudinal form. Enjoy the satisfying sound and feel of a gentle shave from the vibration of the razor blade trimming your facial hair.
The round point is the classic shape for a razor and is suitable in most shaving situations. This type of point has been very popular for centuries, as the curved shape can be used very safely in the areas of the ears, nose, and dimples. Even in the event of a fall, the rounded head protects you from injuries.
5/8 inch razors are true all-rounders and can do any wet shaving task with flying colors. The blade is relatively heavy and can therefore glide gently over your skin without great pressure. At the same time, it is still nimble enough to manage even more technically demanding passages around the nose, ears, and chin.