Shave Ready - DOVO 5/8 Faux Tortoise Handle Straight Razor with Luxury Shaving Set - full hollow ground carbon steel blade. Made in Germany.
Buy your DOVO Straight Razors at Vintage Straight Razor and you will always get the following with all new DOVO Straight Razor purchases:
- Free Leather Stamped Travel Pouch ($18.49 Value)
- Free Leather & Cloth Strop ($34.99 Value)
- Free Lifetime Hone, Strop & Polishing ($49.99 Value)
- VDH Luxury Shaving Mug
- VDH Luxury Badger Hair Shaving Brush
- VDH Luxury Shaving Soap
- VDH Luxury Stand for Brush and Straight Razor
- Fast and Courteous Customer Service
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DOVO Solingen & Col Conk Model Name and Numbers
- DOVO 1516580
- Solingen Blade
- DOVO #1516580
- Col Conk Straight Razor #515
Buy our DOVO Straight Razor 5/8" Faux Tortoise.
The Dovo straight razor with 5/8" blade and faux tortoise scales is one of Dovo's most popular straight razors. The razor reflects the original tradition of using tortoise shell for straight razor scales. Tortoise shell handles on straight razors were originally produced from the shells of hawksbill turtles. Tortoise shell products were extremely popular in the 1960s and 1970s. As a result of overhunting, hawksbill tortoises became an endangered species and, in 1973, a ban was placed on tortoise shell commerce. Faux tortoise products mimic natural tortoise shells because of the quality resins and techniques that are used in the process. The resins have the same beautiful appearance and durability as natural tortoise shell.
Dovo straight razors are handcrafted in Solingen, located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. The medieval sword smiths of Solingen developed metal work techniques that resulted in some of the world's finest swords. The specialized expertise has been handed down through the generations. Solingen is known as the "City of Blades" and the town produces the world's finest swords, knives, scissors and razors. Today, 90% of German knives are produced in Solingen. The "Solingen" mark is synonymous with high quality, functionality and superb design.
Dovo razors are handcrafted from carbon steel and each blade is fully hollowed. Each straight razor is cut, shaped, polished and riveted by one of Dovo's master craftsmen. Dovo uses the traditional techniques for which Solingen is known including blank forging, ice tempering, hardening, grinding and polishing. The Dovo straight razor with 5/8" blade and faux tortoise scales is finished with 24K-gold etching and a sterling silver Dovo logo. The 5/8" blade is the most popular blade width because it is easy to maneuver in tight facial areas, such as under the nose. The result is a straight razor that reflects the "old world" style of wet shaving.