If you buy yourself a Dovo straight razor and expect to shave off it when it arrives, your kidding yourself, (This applies to all makers) Learn the trade, or stick with the Mach 3's, If you put in the time and effort you will get a great shave. Get yourself a few honing stones and learn how it's done you will be thrilled. It's dead set top shelf.
Dovo razors may undergo a 'cut test' at the factory, however they are not what any experienced user would call 'Shave Ready'. All Dovo razors, unless specifically stated as such by the seller, and this will mean the razor package has been opened by the seller and the razor honed by a skilled professional. New cut-throat shavers should have their razor professionally honed prior to use, and first acquire the art of using it, before learning the art of honing. Hone grits for touching up a razor start at 8000. For putting an edge on a razor to begin with you need approximately 4000, and for bevel setting a maximum of 1000 higher or lower grits depending on the state of the edge, but this won't apply to any new razor. 8000 will be the minimum appropriate there. Strops once pasted are not going to be much good for the final stropping, which should only ever happen on clean, smooth leather. A pasted strop is good for refreshing a slightly dull edge and can be used in place of an 8000 hone depending on the pasted used. Any hone purchased should first be lapped perfectly flat before honing takes place.
I've owned one of these for some time now and it is my favourite go to razor. I shave with a cut-throat razor daily and alternate between two, resting each for a day between uses. I look forward to those days I use my Dovo. The pretty gold will wear off the shank/tang with use and the metal will take on a patina. Take care of it though, and it won't happen for a while. These razors will out-last one owner easily with care, and will give a better shave than any modern razor once the skill for their use has been acquired.