The Dovo Olive Wood & Black Aluminium Shavette Razor offers a convenient cut-throat style shave and is great as an intro to straight razor shaving. The stylish black aluminium blade holder and olive wood handle weighs approximately 20g without a blade inserted making it a lightweight shave which delivers heavyweight results.
Compatible with standard DE blades or longer shavette specific blades, The Dovo Olive Wood & Black Aluminium Shavette Razor is supplied with 1 free Merkur DE blade and 1 free Merkur long shavette blade.
The razor has a total extended length of approximately 215mm. Supplied with replacement blade holders and packaged in blue metal Dovo Solingen storage tin ideal for travel.
Perhaps the most attractive shavette in the world.
Dovo Shavettes are the perfect middle ground for those looking for the straight razor experience, but who don’t have the time for the required cut throat razor maintenance. Preparation for the shave, handling and blade guidance is the same as for the straight razor, and the sharpness can be renewed quickly if necessary simply by replacing the disposable blade. No need for stropping or honing, and their lower price point makes them suitable for all wet shavers, novice or experienced.
The Dovo Shavette is often the barber’s tool of choice as it offers a professional level shave, but without any sanitation concerns that might come with a straight razor. Made from either aluminium or stainless steel, a classic double-edge razor blade will be broken in half lengthwise along the middle and installed in a plastic blade holder. This ensures each new shave is clean, fresh, and safe.
How to use:
Start by thoroughly soaking your whiskers either through a shower or by applying a wet warm washcloth. Apply your lather, preferably using a shaving brush and good quality shaving soap or cream – you will soften up your beard with massaging sweeps of the brush and allow a few moments to let them swell.
Hold the open shavette or straight razor between your thumb and three fingers in such a way that the open scales (handle) points away from the face. The scales should be at roughly a right angle with the cutting part of the razor.
Start with the unproblematic, even areas of the face. Commence by shaving with the grain, using very light pressure. Approaching at an angle of approximately 30° towards the surface of the skin, the blade should be guided in short, straight strokes across the skin. At the same time, the skin should be stretched tight with the second hand, always following the razor spine. An even scratching sound should indicate if your technique is correct.
If the angle is too flat, the razor will drag the stubble. If the angle is too steep, the razor cuts into the skin, or moves over the stubble without any shaving effect. It is important to always move the blade vertically scratching in the direction of the cutting edge. To reduce the risk of injury, never turn or pull, always shave evenly, and hold the razor a bit steeper when approaching corners, dimples and the upper lip. If necessary, give the shave a second go against the grain.
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