The Dovo Special 1516 fashions a gold-decorated blade and hand-crafted tortoise-shell imitation scale, channeling an irresistible retro vibe. It is one of Dovo’s classic selections in the past decades with a 5/8" hand-ground straight razor, a full hollow grind, hence bearing the same endurance as your grandfather’s first razor.
- Carbon steel 1.2210, 24k gold-plated
The Dovo Special’s blade wears 1.2210 carbon steel or silver steel with 61 HRC hardness and a face sporting 24-karat-gold-plated details. It has been heated to over 1,000 °C and tempered to about 200 °C to achieve maximum elasticity and toughness.
- Round point, concave profile
The Dovo Special’s blade point has a round shape, which is the notable Dutch Point. This kind of straight razor is excellent for beginners as it offers no sharp corners that can accidentally cut the user. Therefore, anyone can use it with ease and not worry about precision.
- Full hollow ground
To guarantee ultimate precision and control, the Dovo Special went through a rigorous full hollow grinding process. Its featherweight width, concaved from its back to its cutting edge, is ideal for a functional design to achieve a clean and close shave. The edge bevels perfectly on the skin, offering a satisfying sound and gentle shave sans vibration.
The 5/8 inch width of the blade acts as a versatile shaving partner that can cater to any wet shaving task, especially for thicker and stronger beard growth. The blade’s heft or weight accounts for a close and smooth shave in fewer passes around the nose, ears, and chin without the need to apply too much pressure. In the end, it prevents accidental nicks and horrid skin irritations after shaving.
- Acrylic glass, tortoise shell imitation, both-sided ribbed tang
Tortoiseshell is a lavish and rare material that has been a staple in producing ancient exquisite art and furniture. Today, tortoises are among the most endangered species, hence this straight razor opted for silk-matte acrylic glass to create an imitation of the renowned shell while providing the same aesthetic charm and functionality.
- 15.9 cm x 2.4 cm x 1.1 cm
Before using any straight razor, the blade should be run through a leather strop 15-20 times on each side. Prepare your lather on a shaving scuttle and prep your skin with a warm towel. Apply a shaving oil before putting a generous amount of lather on your face using a shaving brush. Hold your razor with the handle pointing away from you and use your free hand to gently stretch the skin opposite to the area you are shaving. Shave while following a natural and comfortable direction.
To guarantee that a carbon steel straight razor blade stays at its prime quality, ensure that the straight razor is completely dry after use. Dab the blade dry with a cloth while avoiding the edge and hang it in a razor stand to drain excess moisture properly. Let the razor rest for 48 hours before shaving again to have the burr realign itself. If the razor is not going to be used for an extensive period, apply an acid-free oil before storing it.
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