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Dovo 1215860 Straight Razor, 5/8 Inch Full Hollow Ground Carbon Steel Blade, Yew Wood Handle, Germany. The Dovo Gentlemans razor is a superb straight razor that features a 5/8" wide carbon steel razor blade with a round point and a handle made of yew wood, which is a light colored wood that's not brittle and has excellent elasticity. This is a full hollow ground razor, which the vast majority of shavers will ultimately prefer. The blade has a brushed satin polish, with "The Dovo Gentleman" motif etching. The tang has file jimping to aid in handling.
Dovo handcrafts their straight razors in Solingen, Germany, the "City of Blades" that is known for producing the world's finest swords, knives, scissors and razors. Today, the "Solingen" mark is synonymous with high quality and superb design and 90% of all German knives are made in Solingen. The Solingen tradition of metal-working began with Medieval sword smiths and the specialized expertise has been passed down through the generations. Dovo blades are crafted using the same methods of blank forging, ice tempering, hardening, grinding, honing and polishing. Each blade is finished with a 24K-gold Dovo logo. Dovo strives to exceed the high standards set by the early sword smiths by handcrafting high quality, functional straight razors of superb design.
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