This is my second straight- and it delivers. While it’s not the prettiest, the performance more than makes up for it. This is a wonderful choice for a first timer, or someone looking for a second daily beater. If given the choice, I’d absolutely jump on one again.
This is very nice Straight Razor for beginners. I would say it’s shave ready out of the box. RoyalShave offered best price and super fast shipping. Very happy with my purchase.
After trying different razor brands, grinds and sizes I have found what I am going to say is the best shaving, most comfortable, and nimble razor that I've used to date.
The 5/8 is a nicely balanced, light weight razor. The full hollow grind provides excellent feedback from the razor if you know what to feel for.
I ordered my razor to be "shave ready" as I have in the past (with varying results). I was skeptical because I'd never received a razor than was ready to shave with strait out of the box even though I always order them that way.
So I decided to take a chance and attempt to shave without even stropping the razor. To my great surprise and satisfaction I received an acceptable shave with no Knicks and no bleeding. A few days later (I only shave 3 times a week) I stropped the razor (20 passes) and I have to say, I got the best shave I have ever had, and it gets better every time.
I am very happy with my new razor and I would definitely recommend this razor to any man brave enough to use a strait razor over a "safety" or disposable type.
Purchased this Dovo razor as my first straight razor and the quality is great! The feel and balance is just what I was looking for. Easy to hold with my small hands and edge is sharp out of the box.