Dovo Special Really Is Special!
The moment I pulled it from the box I could feel the quality and balance; pins were tight... blade is precision work. Everything about this razor is quality. It came shave ready and performed flawlessly. Kudo's to the honemeister that serviced this blade before shipping. I love the tortoise shell scales; reminds me of my grandfathers razor. Very pleased with the service and support West Coast Shaving; bringing all my shaving needs your way.
This is my second straight razor. I opted for the hone. I've straight razor shaved for about 8 months, and this razor out of the box was exactly what I wanted but could never achieve with my last one. Not even close. I thought I had been doing something wrong the whole time, turns out it was what I was using. Not sure how much of a difference was the razor or the hone, but either way I am very happy. Feels very solid, very sturdy compared to my last razor (Boker classic), feels like it weighs about twice as much which adds confidence. Jimps are very nice to have. I'm honestly scared to even strop it for fear of losing the crazy sharp edge it has. Not to mention it's nice to look at.
This is a great razor!
Anyone looking for a reasonably priced, good performing straight razor are going to be very pleased with the dovo special. The quality of this razor is outstanding and perfect for beginners. Go ahead and make the switch to straight razors, for your face's sake!
New with Cut Throats
As far as construction and aesthetics I think this razor is superb. I base my opinion on my general experience with knives. Still learning how to shave with a cut throat so I don't have a reference point on which to comment on performance other than to say that it does a good job of cutting hair - and no nicks! I am glad I purchased a round tip - at least until my technic with shaving and honing solidifies. I recommend giving this razor a try.
Razor came shave ready, and is extremely well balanced.