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Dovo 5/8 Diamant Black Blade Razor

US$181.83

The Diamant razor from Dovo is unusual in having a black blade.  The full hollow 5/8 carbon steel blade bears the Dovo Diamant mark, while the scales are in attractive olive wood.  The spine is plain while there is jimping to the upper and lower sides of the tang. A very distinctive razor.

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The Diamant razor from Dovo is unusual in having a black blade.  The full hollow 5/8 carbon steel blade bears the Dovo Diamant mark, while the scales are in attractive olive wood.  The spine is plain while there is jimping to the upper and lower sides of the tang. A very distinctive razor.

Please note that the black coating is applied before the razors are factory sharpened and so they typically have a thin line on the sides of the spine where the metal shows through the coating. If we have to hone the razor the spine would be taped.

SHAVE READY – all our razors  are individually prepared and supplied shave ready. For full details see our policy.

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Dovo History

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.