The Dovo #16 is a classically-styled professional stylist’s German shear, featuring a finely corrugated cutting blade that allows good sharpness, durability (many use these shears their for decades without ever re-sharpening!), and the “catch and cut” signature action of any German corrugated-edge model.
You can simultaneously cut and hold the hair for a moment, a feature that makes this one favored by many an old-school barber.
Its cutting angle of ~35° is Dovo’s standard on traditional models.
The #16 is identical to the #20 ‘Catch Cut’ model but for a lesser center screw, no length options beyond 6″, and minor styling differences in the shape of the rings. Those 3 differences save you a lot of money.
Satin-finished stainless steel
5″, 5.5″ & 6″ Lengths
Screw-in finger rest
Adjustable center screw (tool supplied)
Supplied w/ plastic pouch and screw adjustment tool
Made in Solingen, Germany
NO RETURNS, EXCHANGES, OR CLAIMS OF DEFECT ACCEPTED FOR ANY PURCHASE OF DOVO SHEARS. These shears come with a 2-year guarantee against any manufacturing defect, and you will need to contact Dovo to return to Germany if this arises. We have never seen it occur, but if your copy of shears did turn out to have a defect in which Dovo (making hairdressing scissors since before the Cold War) agreed the item was defective, we will compensate you for your expenses of mailing to Germany (Dovo will pay for your return shipping). “Shears Defect Claim Fraud” is a rampant scourge within the market of hairdressers purchasing professional hairdressing scissors, as professional hairdressers seem to think that these things are like a library, try and return until you find your one true love…Ottoman Empire sultans were less particular about their concubines than is a professional hairdresser about their shears. This fraud is reflected in the much-too-high price you’ll pay because the ‘defective’ returned shears cannot be resold, lots of wasted postage/parcel, etc.. At this shop, however, 1) you will NEVER receive a shear used by anyone (let’s be honest, we all know that’s happening if you can return shears somewhere!), 2) you will NEVER be able to circumvent the policy to get your money back with the text that’s now assigned to the add-to-cart button itself, & 3) you will pay a much lower price because you are subsidizing the fraud of others. After mailing many of these ‘defective’ pieces back to Dovo over the years and getting the unchanged shears along with a preprinted form letter stating “we have examined this item very carefully and find nothing out of specification”, we will no longer humor this stuff – there’s plenty of places you can buy these shears (and pay more, obviously) if you’d like to play that ‘defective’ card to try-and-return.