DOVO straight razors - tradition and quality since 1906
Be inspired by Elegance and Craftsmanship
Your face deserves to be treated with quality. Discover the tradition of the classic straight razor shave!
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.
Steel — 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.
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.
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.