Blade: 3" long x 6/8" Carbon Steel (Dovo gives blade width as 5/8, but it really measures just under 6/8")
Handle: Imitation Mother of Pearl
Pearlex is a Dovo-Stahlwaren 5/8"-width carbon steel razor with round point and faux mother-of-pearl handle. Full hollow ground. Tang has file jimps above and below to aid handling. The blade face of Pearlex is given a unique "Solingen" decor exclusive to this model 98. Approximate weight of 40 grams. Made in Solingen, Germany. Carbon steel must be thoroughly dried after each use and stored in an environment free from humidity to prevent oxidation or rust, and you should lightly oil the razor in between uses for longer term storage.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my first stright razor.... I wanted a top quality blade with a little bit of flashiness and this one delivered!
Dovo makes top of the line blades and I knew that's where I wanted to start. The question for me, since this was my first try, was.... drab, plain looking or spend a little more for some glitz.
Since this is for my 'relaxation' ritual, I opted for a little bling.
The blade came 'sharp enough'; it was good to shave right out of the box. While I did nick myself the first few shaves, it was due to my learning curve. Stroping and honing made this razor shine!
I do use a double edge safty razor for work week shaving. However, shaving becomes a luxury when indulged in the relaxing and pampered aspects of using an old fashioned straight razor!
Remember.... Don't rush the straight razor shave and soak in the manliness that comes only via taming a bare blade!
I wanted a sharp razor to shave but also wanted something that looked nice. This razor fits the bill. It arrived sharp but I also honed and stropped prior to use as I had read that other razors did not arrive "ready to shave." It looks good and shaves great.
This product came exactly as described and a day early. I tested it when it arrived and it was sharp enough to shave immediately. The gold is exquisite and the handle looks like real pearl. This is surely a 1st-class razor and I would recommend it to anyone willing to give the extra money it takes to purchase true quality.
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