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High-quality straight razors from Solingen for individual shaving from the following manufacturers:
Straight razors have a long tradition. Take care of your high quality razor. You can pass it on to the next generation. Buying a razor is an investment for years.
What do you need to know about straight razors?
About the blade material
Razor blades are made of steel. You can find stainless steel and carbon steel razors here in the shop. Stainless steel razors are rust-free and do not oxidise. Carbon steel is harder.
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Click here for the carbon steel razors.
About razor width
The width of a straight razor is measured in inches. You can find razors between 3/8 inch and 6/8 inch. Shave with a 4/8 or 5/8 inch razor. For a shave with strong beard growth, the 6/8 inch razor is the right one for you. Dovo has razors in every size for you. The small blades of the 3/8 inch razor are for trimming. They are for the experienced.
About the cut
The grind is very important for flexibility. They are ground hollow. There are coarse hollow and semi-hollow grinds. There are also wedge-ground knives, also known as hatchets. These are unsuitable for beginners.
Dovo and Erbe razors are ready to shave. They can be used to wet shave immediately. Very high quality are the razors Bergischer Löwe by Dovo.
With razors you also need to know the head shapes..
The head shape for advanced and professional razors. Suitable for shaving and trimming. However, the tip can easily injure you.
Here are all razors with a straight edge
The most common head shape. The head is rounded. Your risk of injury is low. The head is suitable for all applications.
Here are all razors with round head
The French head is a good compromise. You can shave and trim well with the head..
Here all razors with French head
The Spanish head consists of a pointed angle that changes into a concave shape at the cutting end. This allows you to take good care of your contours.
Here are all razors with Spanish head
What other accessories do you need?
- Strop, strop, butt strap, hanging strap
- Shaving brush
- Shaving cream
- Stone for sharpening
- Shaving towel
Strop, butt strap, hanging strap
The most important accessory for a straight razor. The cutting edge is subjected to a lot of stress with every shave. The strop helps to compensate for these stress marks. Before shaving, the razor is laid flat on the strap and pulled over the leather with light pressure in the direction of the back of the blade. This process straightens the fine burr of the edge. A strap is made of leather and comes in two varieties: the honing strap and the push strap. In the case of the push belt, the leather is attached to a piece of wood and the tension is always constant. The pull strap or hanging strap is flexible and the tension can be determined by the user.
Sharpening a razor is a science in itself. It is always wet ground. The whetstone must always be exactly flat. You also need a whetstone. This is used to dress the whetstone. There is a lot to say about sharpening. It takes some knowledge and practice to sharpen your knife optimally.
If you are a beginner, you might want to shave with an interchangeable blade razor. Here, the purchase costs and the maintenance effort are low. This is a good test to see if you like this type of shaving.