Dovo Pearl Straight Razor, Imitation Pearl Handle, 5/8Dovo
Dovo has been producing some of the world’s highest quality razors for over 100 years! Solingen steel is well known for its quality, and Dovo puts it to good use! 5/8” Full Hollow Ground, Carbon Steel, Imitation Mother of Pearl scales. It’s hard to get fancier than gold and pearl! Shave in style!
About Dovo: Dating back to 1906, founded by Herren Dorp and Voos, Dovo’s roots began as a straight razor manufacturer in the city of Solingen, Germany. Expanding later into scissors and grooming tools through the mid 20th century, their straight razor production went from 8000 per year to 3000 per month with resurgence in wet shaving. In 1996 Dovo acquired Merkur to round out their offerings to include safety razors, providing discerning folk with all manner of “meisterwerke en stahl”, or “masterpieces in steel”.
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This Razor was honed by Hand
Care for Straight Razors: Most razors are made of a high carbon steel, which allows for a long-lasting and sharper edge but is susceptible to rusting when left wet or in a humid environment. To prevent this, one would dry the razor thoroughly after each use and rub it with blade oil when stored for prolonged periods of time.
To maintain the edge, a leather strop is of the utmost importance. Ideally used before each shave, the strop does the best job at polishing a razor for the smoothest shave possible. It is important to use a gentle touch and to keep the spine flat on the leather; pushing too hard or using too steep of an angle can damage the delicate edge.
Even with regular stropping, a razor will need to be honed. In the world of razors, honing is the process of using a sharpening stone to refresh the edge. Depending on its use, a razor will need to be honed one or two times a year. Any razors purchased from Kent of Inglewood will receive their first honing for free, subsequent honing services are a mere $20. If you are the sort to take care of things yourself, a progression of high quality Japanese water stones will prove indispensable.