We created the DOVO ARTIS components for all makers and DOVO fans who are passionate about self-made straight razors. The ARTIS straight razor blade 6/8” is made of carbon steel 1.2210. The round point represents the classic shape of a straight razor and is suitable for most shaving situations.
1 Straight razor blade, 6/8", carbon steel, round point, full hollow ground
Your shaving begins with stropping on a leather strop. After you have generously coated your face with shaving lather or shaving oil, grab the blade so that the open handle points away from you. With your free hand, gently hold your skin to form as straight a surface as possible. You set the blade at about 30° angle and smoothly pull it down over your face. First, start going with the hair, and then finish by going against the growth direction.
Most straight razors are made of carbon steel. To avoid stains, rinse your blade with warm water after shaving. Next, dab it dry with a cloth without touching the cutting edge and stow it open to dry completely. Between two applications there should be at least 48 hours so that the burr can realign itself. If you are not going to use your razor for a longer period of time, apply a bit of acid-free oil to it. You can find more information here.