We are pleased to offer a wide range of straight razors, strops and shaving accessories from the Word famous Dovo range.
Founded in 1906, the company DOVO Steelware of Solingen, Germany was originally purely a factory producing straight razors, with a forge and hollow grinding shop employing thirteen workers. The name DOVO derives from the names of the founders of the company, Mr. Dorp and Mr. Voos. As a mark of German craftsmanship, the name "Solingen" enjoys the confidence of the whole world. In order to keep this trust and with it the reputation of the Solingen cutting tools, and to prevent misuse of this name, the German government passed a law in 1938 to protect the name of Solingen. The law makes stipulations relating to the geography of the production area with the intention of protecting regional industry. If an article is manufactured in Solingen but the raw materials (i.e. the blanks) are produced elsewhere, the article may not bear the Solingen name. The law "for the protection of the name of Solingen", distinguishes between so-called hot-forged and the cold-forged items, which do not bear the Solingen mark of quality.
The name Dovo of Solingen, has therefore become synonymous with the Dovo quality standard of German engineering and the hot forged steel processes still used in production of the fine shaving razors listed on this website.
The above short video is a recent ‘how-to’ look at the making of Dovo razors and - unlike the one below - is in English.
The YouTube video below gives an insight into just what goes into making a Dovo razor. Although all the dialogue is in German it is still a very interesting look into what is a modern method of performing a manufacturing process that is some several hundred years old. It shows aspects of production not seen in the video above.
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 Dovo Best Quality razor in 5/8 size and black scales makes an excellent choice as a first razor with nice etching and a good quality carbon steel blade. SLIGHT SECOND - SEE FULL DESCRIPTION
Dovo's Prima Klang razors have a 5/8 extra full hollow ground blade from carbon steel. This variant sports redwood scales which have a warm colour, set off by a brass heel pin and spacer. The spine is plain. The blade has a goldwash Solingen mark, making for a very attractive razor.
Dovo's Prima Klang razors have a 5/8 extra full hollow ground blade from carbon steel. This variant has violetwood scales which have a straight grain and a hint of red to the mid-brown colouring, set off by a brass heel pin and spacer. The spine is plain. The blade has a goldwash Solingen mark, making for a very attractive razor.
Dovo's Prima Klang razors have a 5/8 extra full hollow ground blade from carbon steel. This variant has bocote scales which have a very dark grain in otherwise mid-toned colouring, set off by a brass heel pin and spacer. The spine is plain. The blade has a goldwash Solingen mark, making for a very attractive razor.
The Dovo Mammoth Ivory Razor is a true collector's piece and a wonderful piece of history, with scales crafted from ancient mammoth ivory making each razor truly unique. Although Dovo is not currently manufacturing this razor we have obtained one in perfect condition. Images are of the actual razor.