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Dovo 415 5846 Straight Razor, 5/8 Inch Full Hollow Ground Stainless Steel Blade, Stainless Steel Handle, Germany. This Dovo model 41 is a sleek stainless steel straight razor. The blade is made of the finest surgical ice tempered stainless steel to give you a rust and tarnish resistant razor for easier maintenance. Plus, the stainless steel blade holds a sharp edge longer than high carbon steel. The word 'INOX' etched in gold into the blade and the number 41 on the shank designate the stainless steel material.
These blades are individually handmade starting out as a forged blank and then tempered using intense heat and cold in a process called "ice tempered." Only a few master craftspeople are still available with the skill and knowledge to hand shape and grind the ice tempered blanks into the beautifully finished full hollow ground blades you see on this razor.
A satin finished stainless steel handle completes this exceptional razor and provides just enough texture for a secure grip. This is truly as close as you can get to a maintenance free traditional straight razor. You might say it's an old world favorite with modern charm.
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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