DOVO EDO Carbon Steel Blade 5/8" with Maple Handle Straight Razor
Embracing centuries of tradition and the result of one year of meticulous development, we proudly present a razor designed for the moment of the perfect shave. This exceptional piece pays homage to the artistry of Japanese blacksmithing, elevating the shaving experience to new heights.
The blade's accomplished design reflects the precision and skill of Japanese blacksmiths, ensuring a smooth and effortless glide across your face. Every detail has been carefully considered to create an iconic piece that stands out in both performance and aesthetics.
The handle of this remarkable razor is crafted from sustainably sourced walnut, maple, spruce, and beech wood, each grown for decades to achieve unparalleled quality. Through an innovative process, the wood has been densified and hardened to withstand water and soap effortlessly, ensuring its longevity and resilience.
After each shave, the razor remains a precious artifact, too exquisite to be concealed within a case. The polished tang and back, along with the innovative shape, create striking visual accents that speak to the level of craftsmanship and artistry poured into this creation.
Let this razor become your trusted companion in your grooming ritual, and experience the art, tradition, and attention to detail that define its iconic status. Discover the pleasure of shaving with a tool that embraces heritage and innovation in a harmonious union, culminating in a truly extraordinary shaving experience.
Ultra compressed maple wood
Full hollow ground
14.5 cm x 2.4 cm x 1.1 cm
Made in Germany
This straight razor is made of carbon steel with the material number 1.2210, better known as silver steel. In order to achieve a hardness of approximately 61 HRC, the material is heated to over 1000 degrees celsius and then immediately quenched with a special oil. The subsequent tempering at about 200 degrees celsius gives the blade elasticity and toughness.
The exclusive handle combines tradition with modernity. The sustainable SwissWood maple wood from Switzerland is brought to an incredibly high hardness through an innovative compaction process, so that the wood defies the adversities of water, soap and is thus in no way inferior to the longevity of the blade.
During hollow grinding, the straight razor is ground concavely from the back to the cutting edge. This design combines great flexibility with high torsional rigidity in longitudinal form. Enjoy the satisfying sound and feel of a gentle shave from the vibration of the razor blade trimming your facial hair.
5/8 inch razors are true all-rounders and can do any wet shaving task with flying colours. The blade is relatively heavy and can therefore glide gently over your skin without great pressure. At the same time, it is still nimble enough to manage even more technically demanding passages around the nose, ears, and chin.
Most straight razors are made of carbon steel. To avoid stains, rinse your blade with warm water after shaving. Next, dab it dry with a cloth without touching the cutting edge and stow it open to dry completely. Between two applications there should be at least 48 hours so that the burr can realign itself. If you are not going to use your razor for a longer period of time, apply a bit of acid-free oil to it. You can find more information here.
*This product is made from natural materials and each piece is completely unique. The colouring and markings of your product may differ from the photos shown.