The 5/8 inch DOVO Barbarossa has been designed for the needs of barbers and all bearded men. The special feature of this straight razor is its short blade. It is particularly maneuverable and precise to control. Thus the user can shape and contour his beard with millimeter accuracy. The fine engraving of the famous bearded Emperor Barbarossa adds a beautiful flair to this unique razor.
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Dovo should enclose instructions on making the razor shave ready. I bought one razor before but my reading indicate it need some addional sharpening to be shave ready but they do not specify what sharpening is needed, strop, stone, or what? DovoOnline response: We are a Dovo dealer and not the manufacturer. All Dovo razors are "shave ready" from the factory. Every face is different, and some shavers have different ideas of what shave ready means to them. DovoOnline offers and premium pre-honing service by Tim Zowada who is one of the master hand made razor makers in the world. It is not a required treatment but an added value purchase a customer can make at the time of ordering.
- Material: Carbon steel 1.2210
- Handle Material: Tortoise shell imitation
- Product Details: Round point, roof-shaped spine
- Grind: Full Hollow ground
- Blade Width: 5/8"
- Dimensions: 14.5 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.
Expensive tortoise shell 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 our product line, we want to do our part to protect these majestic, endangered turtles. We work 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 colours. 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.