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Dovo Straight Razor Review

Dovo straight razors are possibly the most highly regarded in the industry for a reason.

Not only are their blades produced to the highest quality whether stainless or carbon steel, they are also produced in large enough quantities to guarantee that Dovo is easily the world’s largest manufacturer.

If you are looking for a straight razor, no matter if it is your first purchase or not, you won’t go wrong with a Dovo. This brief Dovo straight razor review should help you understand why.

They have great starter kits for beginners to consider, and their “masters” blade will let even the most experienced shaver add finesse to their shaving past-time.

What makes Dovo so special?

It’s not just the Solingen steel, but the whole craftsmanship that combines together here. Given how specialized an art it is to produce a straight razor, the amount that they produce is breathtaking.

They are even getting better at factory sharpening their blades, which means in a few years time you might not even need to get them honed before shaving.

Everybody who owns more than one razor has at least one Dovo. They are considered the “mainstay” of the razor world, dependable and reliable and easy to maintain.

 What options are available?

There are over 50 different designs available from Dovo right now, ranging from straight razors to shavettes to safety razors. I’m only interested in straight razors these days, and I’ve showcased some of the best Dovos right here at Luxury Shaves.

Buying a Dovo online.

There are a few options available for you, but the only place I like to send people to is Amazon. Everyone is familiar with it and knows how it works. All of the blades displayed on my site are available from Amazon

Dovos On Amazon

…except for some rare blades that are available from eBay. like amazon, eBay is a site that can be trusted. Not only that, you can get hold of some great vintage blades at bargain prices. Do make sure that you check full details before making any bids though.

Dovos on eBay

A note on “shave ready” razors.

Most razors will not come “shave ready”. While Dovo are getting a lot better at “factory sharpening” their blades, it is still unlikely that you will get the best shave possible out of the box. Even those blades that claim to be truly “shave ready” will need a bit of work.

In my opinion, in fact the whole shaving community’s opinion, your best option is to buy a quality razor and send it off to be honed professioanlly. Whether or not you want to learn how to hone yourself somewhere down the road is up to you, personally I really recommend it because it will be a very fulfilling thing to learn, but for your first shave, you want it to be quality.

Do not sell yourself short by buying a “shave ready” razor from a lower quality brand. Buy a Dovo that suits your budget (either from Amazon or eBay) and have it honed professionally.

To do this, I recommend you search for honemeisters or razor honers in your local area. You shouldn’t have to pay more than $20-30 for a professional hone.

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