Dovo Prima Klang was their long running flagship 5/8″ carbon razor with round point, hollow ground to the highest (= thinnest) standard; quite sadly this incredible razor was discontinued in 2021; THIS LISTING’S PRESENCE INDICATES TO YOU WE *DO* HAVE STOCK TO SELL YOU, AND WHEN WE RUN OUT THIS PAGE WILL DISAPPEAR. American redwood makes the highly-polished scales. Furthermore, they feature a nickel spacer, and a flush-mounted toe (as opposed to regular pinning). Prima Klang’s face is highly polished with a decorative SOLINGEN crest. While this one and maybe this one as well are indeed materially thinner, you’re unlikely to encounter any Solingen-made wholly-standard-5/8″-round-head-form model razor that was thinner than this one; ‘PK’ was the thinnest version of the most common production style >2000 Solingen razor, and it will be missed. I do not know if what we have shown is all we will ever get, but they’ve definitely ceased its production. There’s a lot of Dovo stuff that’s materially the same but for dressing, but this was a mechanically unique thing as well from their catalog, and will go down for now.
This business is wholly centered upon the sale of one hollow ground straight razor to one shaver one at a time; “1 str8rzr alone” is ~50% of all our orders. You may elect to have your Prima Klang with factory edge or further honed by ‘TSS’, as only you see fit; there is not a right or wrong answer. ‘TSS’ rather doubts the worth of debating this ‘Shave Ready’ concept today; anyone can bandy that term about as if objective, meaningful information (like a sprinter’s time), but in fact it is completely subjective.
If you elect for the factory edge (= do nothing, no note needed @ checkout), you’ll receive your razor exactly as its manufacturers intended…pretty simple!
If you elect for The Superior Shave to further hone your razor [plz add “note to vendor” @ checkout], the PK shall be honed in the manner taught in 2016 to The Superior Shave’s proprietor by two kind Solingen master grinders (whom did/do not work for Dovo, but do use similar 1840s grinders’ textbooks methods). Regardless of their poor refinement compared to further-honed ‘Honemeister’ edges on offer, some physical elements of factory edges remain superior to most further honing attempts. The Superior Shave will devote the extra time to your razor a dying industry cannot afford in overhead, without taking away the factory edge’s inherently advantaged geometric metrics. We’re confident we offer the materially thinnest further-honed-by-vendor edge available for purchase – you’ll need to try that to understand why it matters. Please note: in the professional opinions of German and French razor grinders, a straight razor is not properly honed unless flush to the hone, without tape, so visual evidence of honing is unavoidable when honing is performed correctly according to its makers (we add Vaseline to your razor’s faces and use compatible honing fluid to help a little).
We hone with a method best coined as “the opposite of tape“ where a hone’s geometry’s wholly catered to performance of the razor and to no other concern. Unfortunately, this topic cannot be discussed upon any English-based straight-razor-centric forum because a select group of e-enthusiasts cannot abide such open discourse. Be encouraged to think for yourself, and let your beard and sense of touch be the judge; there is a lot of misinformation out there, much purportedly from experts! We wish you good shopping, and Happy Shaving.