The 6/8 inch DOVO 100 is an excellent straight razor for beginners and people who prefer a robust and straightforward blade. Completely equal to its counterparts in its quality, it’s the perfect introduction to traditional wet shaving. All surfaces of the straight razor are precisely finished by hand in several stages. The top and bottom of the tang are ribbed, so you always have it firmly under control even with wet or foamy fingers.
I have been shaving for almost 50 years and have used every conceivable type of razor. My straight edge years ago used a disposable blade so this is my first true straight edge. I'll summarize it this way: one pass with this razor, with the grain, gave me a closer shave than any other razor with the grain; and it was so close that a second pass, against the grain, was not necessary. I held back a star on the rating only because this was my first use. Suffice it to say, I'm sure it will have a 5-star rating by week's end.
my face shaves as smooth as a baby's ass on a plate glass window! Good product
- Material: Carbon steel 1.2210
- Handle Material: PMMA plastic
- Product Details: Round point, biconcave profile, both-sided ribbed tang
- Grind: Full Hollow ground
- Blade Width: 6/8"
- Dimensions: 6.5 in x .91 in x .47 in
- 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.
PMMA, also known as acrylic glass, is a thermoplastic. A complex polishing process gives the material its unmistakable shine and underlines the high-quality appearance of the DOVO straight razors. You don't have to take special care of the material. Simply wipe off soap residue and dirt with a damp cloth.
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.
A wide blade is particularly suitable for men with strong beard growth or thicker hair. A 6/8 inch straight razor glides undeterred through even the thickest facial hair. The experienced barber appreciates the high weight of the blade and the resulting smooth operating performance. Especially on straight facial areas, you will achieve an unrivalled thorough and comfortable shave.