This extreme value kit includes everything you’ll need to start living an ultra-premium straight razor life; just add lather!
Dovo Sunday Shaver
First, start off with perhaps the finest razor we offer, our specially-commissioned “Sunday Shaver” version of the Dovo Bergischer Lowe. This is a limited edition piece which will, many years down life’s road, become a value collectible (if you’re able keep it ‘mint’ condition, of course….don’t nobody want nothing else).
Russian Leather & Linen Strop with White and Yellow Pastes
Next, any good straight razor kit needs an excellent strop. We’ve got you covered! We’ve chosen an Solingen-made Herold strop of Russian-type calfhide leather with webbed white cotton rear linen component. The two pastes [white and yellow] will maintain your strop for several years. No, it isn’t the biggest, but it works well, is made to a high standard, and appropriately priced for an attractive kit.
Alum Stone & Styptic Pencil
Finally, after a shave you need some soothe and some protect. The alum stone’s used after each shave for a gentle astringent. If you should happen to cut yourself, don’t fret; the included styptic pencil quickly seals any nicks. Both are made in France, and are the best in the world for what they do. They’re great compliments to this straight razor kit.
Silicone-Treated Anti-Rust Sleeve
The USA-made Silicone-Treated Cotton Razor Sleeve is highly efficient at protecting your straight razor kit’s Solingen-made Dovo razor. Yes, it is not as sexy as Margot Robbie’s deep blue gaze. But that hardly matters in choosing men’s grooming straight razor kits. Just keep it off of porous surfaces, please.
Above all, there’s no Chinese or Pakistani garbage here! Production hails from Germany (razor, strop, pastes), France (alum stone & styptic), and the USA (sleeve). In our view, this is the finest offer in a straight razor kit currently on the market, because it will keep your recipient pleased and actually USING their razor!
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 Dovo Sunday Shaver 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! The factory seal’s been breached, yes, but only so you could choose from individual pictures of stock.
If you elect for The Superior Shave to further hone your razor [plz add “note to vendor” @ checkout], this Dovo ‘SS’ 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.