The DOVO 42 straight razor is the last traditional barbershop razor in our product line. Before the invention of interchangeable razor blades, straight “wedge” grind blades were very common for contour shaving. Due to the small width of 3/8" and the French point, it is a good choice for experienced users to shave contours with millimetre accuracy.
Named by Prim & Prep as one of the 8 Best Straight Razors of 2022
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This was ready to shave right out of the box. Although not as extra sharp as my Dovo carbon steel, it does the job well. I got this to avoid the extra time spent drying and oiling the blade.
3/8 razorMitch Ramsey
I bought this to trim above my mustache. They were of the exceptional quality that is common to every Dovo product. I have nothing but good things to say about Dovo.
- Material: Stainless steel 1.4034, 24k gold-plated
- Handle Material: PMMA plastic
- Product Details: French point, concave profile, one-sided ribbed tang
- Grind: Flat ground
- Blade Width: 3/8"
- Dimensions: 6.15 in x .87 in x .39 in
- Made in Solingen, Germany
This straight razor is made of grade 1.4034 stainless steel. The metal shows good corrosion resistance against soaps, water, and steam and is therefore ideal for the production of high-quality and incredibly sharp blades. The modern metal alloy requires very little maintenance, is easy to clean and is particularly ideal for newcomers. The elegant details are gold-plated with 24 karat gold.
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.
A flat ground straight razor is also often referred to as a wedge among connoisseurs and experienced barbers. The blade is relatively rigid and shows its advantages not only when cutting hair in combination with a comb, but also when safely shaving fine contours.
A straight razor with a French point is characterized by the arched, slightly rounded transition of the point towards the blade. When contouring your beard, this allows you to work with millimetre accuracy. For this reason, such a point shape is very popular with professional barbers.
Straight razors with a blade width of 3/8 inch show their individual strengths on complicated facial areas. Due to the narrow blade width, it is particularly easy to manoeuvre around the nose and ears. In addition, the edge can be set exactly at the optimum cutting angle for these challenging areas.