Great straight right out of the box
This is a very nice razor and it performs magnificently. I used it without stropping and had a great shave.
I chose to not have it honed and hit it on a .25 micron strop and it was a lightsaber through hair. Unbelievably beautiful. Makes me feel like a royal shave. If you have the tools to use it, buy it. If not, get some compound and leather and get a Bismarck.
Beautiful design even better shave
I bought this razor for my boyfriend for his birthday and he's obsessed ! When we opened the package i was pleasantly surprised to see how well crafted this was. It's like art! I had an issue with getting it delivered because i forgot to put my apartment number on the order but any time i called i was greeted courteously and i was reassured that everything would be ok! I will definitely be ordering from west coast again!!!!!!!!!
I love this razor! It is my first so I don't have much to compare it to but it is absolutely beautiful! Shaved like a dream! I would definitely recommend it!
Not Very Maneuverable
I was ecstatic when I got this razor. It's a very beautiful razor that makes me feel like I'm royalty. It gets real close without making me put in a lot of effort (I also owe a thank you to West Coast Shaving for doing a great job with honing my razor, definitely worth it). With a proper lather, I don't have to worry about spending a lot of time shaving most of my skin. However, when it comes to the upper lip, it isn't the easiest razor for tight spaces due t it's size. I usually use it to clear out a majority of my face before applying the finishing touches with a spike nose razor. I have to say I'm glad I made this purchase and I trust Dovo products a lot. If you're looking to spoil yourself, it is worth the price, but I wouldn't let it be my first razor.