Is DOVO going out of business?

Is DOVO going out of business?

After 114 years, Dovo Stahlwaren of Solingen, Germany has made the decision to stop producing scissors, shears and manicure tools and to focus solely on its shaving and razor business. Dovo Online will continue to operate selling Dovo straight razors and shaving goods which will be expanded over the coming months.

Do DOVO razors come shave ready?

Are DOVO straight razors in a shave-ready condition? Yes, all our straight razors leave the company in such a way that you can start shaving immediately.

Where are DOVO razors made?

The manufactory today. Most of our products are made entirely in Germany. Our straight razors, scissors, and nippers for example are manufactured like they were 100 years ago in Solingen. DOVO combines traditional know-how inherited from generations with modern production techniques and structural change.

How do you sharpen a DOVO straight razor?

Sharpening the straight razor If you have the feeling that stropping doesn’t achieve the desired effect, the cotton or hemp side of a belt can help. Very experienced shavers will rub it with an abrasive and pull the straight razor several times on it to sharpen the blade.

Who owns DOVO?

Merkur Solingen
DOVO Solingen, or DOVO Steelware, or DOVO, is an independent German company, based in Solingen. They are a manufacturer of scissors, shaving equipment such as straight razors and safety razors, as well as manicure tools. Shaving equipment and razors are produced by Merkur Solingen, a subsidiary of DOVO.

How often do you need to hone a straight razor?

So, how long can I expect to go between hones? There is quite a variety of responses to this question; anywhere from once or twice a year to every three to six months. Our resident wet shaving guru, Abraham, suggests that a number like every 60-70 shaves is a better guideline.

How do I use DOVO strop?

To apply: Apply a small amount to the strop with fingertips. Massage in with a back and forth motion using the palm of your hand or a cloth to maintain and soften the leather.

What is the difference between a shavette and straight razor?

The main difference between a straight razor and a shavette is in their blades. A shavette uses disposable blades while a straight razor has a single blade that needs stropping and honing.

What grit wet stone for straight razor?

For a straight razor, we would recommend a #4000 and #8000 grit honing stone to bring a normal razor back up shave ready. An extremely blunt razor may need a coarser stone, to begin with. Practice is required to become a razor honing master, so take things slow and let the stone do the work.

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Where are DOVO scissors made?

“Masterpieces of steel” is how the »DOVO« cutlery, scissors, razors and manicure articles are called by many users around the world. Perfection, quality and craftsmanship which is Made in Germany and Made in Solingen.

Where are Merkur razors made?

MADE IN GERMANY Our MERKUR safety razors are manufactured in Germany and offer complete corrosion protection and outstanding durability thanks to the zinc die casting process.