The 5/8 inch DOVO PRIMA SILVER STEEL No.4 has been a classic in our range of straight razors for decades. With the tasteful decoration on the carbon steel blade complementing the lustrous ebony handle, it offers a luxurious shaving experience. Each of these blades is carefully handmade and leaves Solingen as a uniquely crafted tool.
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."
The quality and attention to detail of this razor, as well as the amazing shaves I've gotten out of it, sets it far apart from the variety of straight razors I've tried over the years. Easily the best razor I've ever used and just simply gorgeous.
- Material: Carbon steel 1.2210, 24k gold-plated
- Handle Material: Black ebony
- Product Details: Round point, biconcave profile, both-sided ribbed tang
- Grind: Full Hollow ground
- Blade Width: 5/8"
- Dimensions: 16 cm x 2.3 cm x 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.
Ebony is one of the most valuable woods on earth. It is extremely hard and heavy. Therefore, it is perfect for the production of a high-quality handle. Its structure allows the wood to retain its shape even in humid environments and prevents swelling of the material. Several grind cycles are necessary to create the silky smooth surface.
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.