The Dovo Bismarck is a 6/8" fully hollow ground carbon steel straight razor weighing approximately fifty-five grams. The classic round point straight razor's handle is made of ebony wood embossed with a "Bismarck SOLINGEN" logo. This 26830 version features an oxidized blade; it is not a coating, but rather a chemical change imparted to a thin portion of the steel in a controlled setting, providing the signature grippy texture and black appearance.
Dovo's Bismarck 6/8 is commonly referred as a shoulderless style razor - no secondary ridge exists at the heel which would otherwise need be avoided during stropping and honing processes. Furthermore, this particular forging of the Bismarck is often called a "thumb notch" razor, as its tang has a shape that is designed with a thumb tip first and foremost in mind.
While all razors are whetted and stropped at the Solingen factory and Dovo-Stahlwaren certifies each razor as ready to shave via several quality control checks, Dovo has authorized The Superior Shave to further hone your razor post-factory (to so-called 'Shave Ready' status). The choice is yours (allow +1 day handling time for 'further honed') . As a personal use tool designed for direct interaction with human tissue, razors which have had the factory seal breeched cannot be returned.
Straight razors require diligent care, as addressed upon the warranty card.
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