Dovo Solingen Shavette Straight Razor: Stainless Steel
- Product Review (submitted on 9 March 2016):
I've never used a straight razor before, so I have nothing to compare it to.
My first problem was figuring out how to put the blade in. The instructions aren't as clear as they could be, but once I figured it out it was obvious... until the next time I had to change it. After a few goes I figured it out properly and I'm guessing it's easier and quicker than stropping and honing. I could be wrong.
It took me a bit to figure out how to use the thing, although that would be a problem with straight shaving in general. Once I got the general knack of it I was getting relatively blood free shaves.
The big thing for me is that I now enjoy shaving and don't mind getting out of bed a few minutes earlier so I can go through my new routine. I like using this piece of kit, and even though I'm probably missing out by not using a real straight razor, I'm not going back to the disposable hell from which I came!