All Our Dovo Razors And Accessories Have Moved To The New Invisible Edge Website
This is much improved and includes a wide range of straight razors and related accessories.
There has been a general renaissance in straight razor shaving over the last few
years, with men coming to realise that modern multi-
If you are interested in vintage straight razors, we recommend taking a look at our
sister site The Invisible Edge that specialises in the sale of shave-
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-
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.
Above: two of Dovo’s best. To the left is the much-
We are pleased to be dedicated suppliers of the world-
The YouTube video below give an insight into just what goes into making a Dovo razor.
Although all the dialogue is in German -
The above short video is a recent ‘how-
©Science Channel ‘How It’s Made’.
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