First let's talk about the blade on this sleek stainless steel straight razor, and then we'll discuss the handle. 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.
When you order your straight razor through Smallflower.com, you can have it honed and shave-ready by request at no additional cost (this option is only available at the time of purchase). Simply add item#10070382 to your cart (it appears as a separate item). Please be aware that this option may delay your shipment 1-3 weeks.
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DOVO Steelware was founded in 1906. At the beginning, DOVO was purely a factory producing open razors, with a forge and hollow grinding shop. The founders, Mr. Dorp and Mr. Voos, started with only 13 employees. Today the company has grown to produce daily 1,200 scissors, 900 nippers and 150 open razors and shavers. Their fine-crafted steel products are available in over 120 countries around the world.