5/8 razors are an ideal size for beginner to straight razor shaving but also used by many expert in the art. You will find a wide variety of formats and scale materials to suit every budget and taste. The 11/16 are essentially 5/8 razors in a “Grelot” form with a shoulderless grind and thumb notch. The blades tend to be stiffer than the strict grind definition suggests so are a good choice for those with a stiffer or wiry beard.
This version of the Dovo Best Quality razor is ideal for someone seeking a good quality carbon steel blade with a full hollow ground at a very reasonable price. The razor is a 5/8 size with black scales and nice etching. It has jimping to upper and lower tang.
This is an ideal first straight razor. This Thiers Issard 5/8 razor has simple black plastic scales and an unmarked satin finish blade. An excellent starter razor being a good quality razor at a reasonable price. Has anti-slip jimping to the lower side of the tang. Supplied in a simple pouch.
New to us this is a 5/8 razor from Boker's Classic Range. It has a so called Turkish point in homage to the Turkish barbers of old, which even today are famous for giving that perfect shave and precision detailing. Similar to a Spanish Head, the bottom end of the end of the blade protrudes enabling precision detailing.
This is an excellent choice for a beginner's straight razor. Ideal for heavier beards due to its slightly stiffer blade. This Thiers Issard 11/16 razor has a "Grelot" form so it has a rounded thumb notch for ease of use. It carries simple black plastic scales and has an unmarked satin finish blade. Supplied in a simple pouch.
This Dovo Special 5/8 Razor has Faux Tortoiseshell handles inlaid with the Dovo logo. The blade is gold washed and etched, giving an extremely attractive and popular razor. N.B. No tortoises were harmed in the manufacture of this razor!
Although this 5/8 razor from Thiers Issard is an entry level razor, it is still extremely capable and an excellent introduction to straight razors. The blade is satin polished and bears a black Spartacus mark. The handle is black plastic. Supplied in a simple black sheep leather pouch.
The Dovo Prima Silver Steel 5/8 Razor has a top quality blade which carries gold wash decoration to the side and to its finely detailed spine, set off with understated ebony scales. Supplied in an attractive blue metal case.
The Boker Tree Brand razor is produced in two variants, one a 5/8 with brown handles and the other a 4/8 with green handles. This is the former with brown canvas effect micarta scales. The deep etched 5/8 blade bears the Tree Brand phrase and carries a satin finish.
The Special Coiffure Razor from Thiers Issard is an excellent introduction to the world of straight shaving being a relatively lightweight razor with a half-hollowed blade. The blade is nicely etched with both sides satin polished and anti-slip jimping to the underside of the tang. The scales are of black plastic. Supplied in a simple black sheep leather...
The popular Dovo Astrale 5/8 razor has a half hollow blade which, being slightly stiffer, is particularly suitable for those with a stiffer beard. The razor has an attractive gold wash design on the blade. It also has jimping to both the upper and lower tang. The ebony scales carry an escutcheon plate which could be engraved with the user's initials....
We are delighted to have this razor back in stock after a lengthy absence as this square point 5/8 razor is a unique shape amongst the Dovo range. Some of these may have some light scratching to the gold wash on the tang.
The Boker King Cutter 5/8 razor offers excellent value and is available in both black and white variants. This razor is the former variant with black composite scales and bearing the Boker tree logo on one side. The satin finish blade is etched with the King Cutter motif. A great beginner's razor.
The Boker King Cutter 5/8 razor offers excellent value and is available in both black and white variants. This razor is the latter variant with white composite scales and bearing the Boker tree logo on one side. The satin finish blade is etched with the King Cutter motif. A great beginner's razor.
The Dovo Carpe Diem razor has a satin etched blade bearing the Carpe Diem ("Seize the Day") motto. The carbon blade is full hollow, while the tang has jimping to upper and lower sides. The scales have a rounded shape and are in a multiwood which shows attractive graining in red and black shades.
This 5/8 razor from Dovo is a really attractive razor. Although plastic, the imitation mother of pearl scales are very nice, while the blade has goldwash to the tang and a stunning spine design. The tang has jimping to both upper and lower sides. A great razor for the price.