"When a man loves his first straight razor set ... Can't keep his mind on nothin' else ... He'd trade the world for the good thing he's found!" DOVO's First Love straight razor set is for all ambitious Straight-Razor-Newbies, who want to master the art of traditional wet shaving. The weight of the 6/8" blade of our DOVO Best Quality straight razor helps beginners with holding the razor with secure grip. You can find additional advice for shaving with and proper maintenance of our DOVO straight razors in the Shaving Blog section of this website.
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1x free resharpening within the first year.*
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126803810 Best Quality 6/8" straight razor
32450112 Razor strop, leather
33001381 Shaving brush, acrylic, black
35010001 Straight razor care oil, 10 ml
35050102 Leatherbalm, white, 50 ml
50102 OSMA haemostatic pencil, 12 g
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.