Imagine this: no more disposable razor blades - a single razor to last you a lifetime. Plus, the closest shave imaginable. A straight razor, or fixed blade razor, may just be the razor for you. They were the norm before safety razors and electric razors came onto the scene in the 1950s and beyond. And this one is truly a cut above the rest (pun intended).
Made by the world-reknowned German razor manufacturers DOVO of Solingen (est. 1906), this straight razor has a gorgeous bamboo handle and a 5/8" full hollow ground blade made of the finest carbon steel - D3 machining steel.
Using a straight razor is itself a serious art, so if you have never used one before, expect a learning curve, and likely a few nicks. But when you get it, you will experience a smoother shave than ever before. Nothing compares. Feel free to check out this resource which walks you through the complete shaving process step-by-step: http://www.wikihow.com/Shave-with-a-Straight-Razor
Using a straight razor requires a couple of other tools to maintain the cutting edge so you can pass it down to the next generation in perfect condition. You must keep it very sharp for it to function effectively. For this, you will need a razor stone or hone
and a razor strop
(plus strop dressing
). After use, a straight razor should be cleaned and dried, and stored in a dry place. If it will not be used for a while, it's a good idea to coat the blade lightly with a layer of oil. Keep in mind, this is a very sharp and potentially dangerous shaving instrument and should be kept far from children's reach. We also recommend, for everyone's safety, including your own, not to shave with a straight razor with children around.
Dimensions: length when closed 6.25" (15.9 cm); length when fully open 9.5" (24 cm); width when closed 1" (2.5 cm); blade width 5/8" (1.6 cm)
Shipping weight: 0.06 kg; 0.13 lb
Please note: The packaging includes some plastic.
Made in Germany. We have visited the DOVO headquarters in Solingen and were very impressed.