DOVO Solingen Straight Razors
Tradition und Quality since 1906
Your face deserves to be treated with quality. Discover the tradition of the classic straight razor shave!
OVER 100 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Since ancient times, the straight razor accompanies men through the different eras and beard styles. It went through a steady development in material and quality. For over 100 years, DOVO razors have been a declaration of love for the shaving culture.
THE PEAK OF WET SHAVING
The straight razor shave is the highlight of men's cosmetics. No razor is as versatile as the straight razor. A straight razor will master nearly everything, whether the regular wet shaving, the fine shaving of contours, the styling of your beard or the occasional shaving of three-day to five-day beards.
VARIETIES OF STRAIGHT RAZORS
Round Point, Spanish point, full hollow ground, half hollow ground, 5/8 or 6/8 inch... The choice is endless, and differences are not always easy to understand for beginners. To get started, we recommend a full hollow 5/8 inch razor with a round point.
MADE IN SOLINGEN – GERMANY
The city of Solingen is known for its cutlery worldwide. At DOVO, we are proud to produce and develop in Solingen. Here we carry the tradition and quality into the future. All razors are manufactured with a share of at least 50% by hand. Every straight razor is made with outstanding craftsmanship and passion.
A HIGH-TECH MATERIAL
Should you go for a carbon steel or stainless steel straight razor? Both blade materials are perfect for wet shaving. Both materials are modern steel alloys with a wide range of applications. The advantage of the stainless steel blade is the low maintenance, while the carbon steel blade is a touch harder.
THE HANDLE — ELEGANCE IN ITS MOST ROBUST FORM
The handle adds a distinctive look to each straight razor. Whether black silky gloss ebony, finely grained olive wood or the distinct colour pattern of the African cow horn — all our materials are sourced from sustainable sources and shaped by hand in many sanding and polishing steps. All straight razor handles are not only a visual highlight but also robust and durable.
DOVO Wet Shave Guide
The wet shaving with the straight razor is easier than you think. Essential is the preparation because a dry beard hair has about the same strength as copper wire. First, apply creamy lather to your face, then set the stropped razor blade with an angle of 30° to your skin. Now you begin with short and slow strokes along with the grain. If necessary, you can do a second pass against the grain.
FOR A LONG SERVICE LIFE
To ensure a long service life, your straight razor needs little care. In principle, the care of the razor is simple. Use a soft cloth to dab off the water and let the razor dry for a few hours in the air to get completely rid of any moisture. When stored for extended periods, razors made of carbon steel should be treated lightly with oil.
THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
To use your straight razor properly, you need a leather strop. When stropping, you re-align the cutting edge and keep your razor sharp for a long time. Furthermore, you should go for a shaving brush. Only with a proper brush, you achieve an extra creamy lather, that will make your shave a relaxing experience.