The 5/8 inch DOVO Apex straight razor is and outstanding performer made with Swedish Steel and African Black Ebony Wood Scales. The straight razor stands out with its elegantly 24-carat gold-plated tang and ebony handle shells.
Like any other razor sold by The Classic Edge Shaving Store, this razor is professionally honed to "shave ready" by Phil. This $25 Value is our way of showing you that we are willing to take our Customer Service to the next level. After all, nothing is worse than buying a Straight Razor as a gift for a loved one, only for them to open the box and realize that they now have to send it away to be sharpened before they can use it. Also included is a free follow up honing that can be used once your razor is in need of a fresh edge.
Please allow a minimum of at least 2-3 business days for us to prepare your Straight Razor, as this is not a product that you buy just anywhere. It needs special attention to detail as it will come in contact with your skin, and must be sanitized and polished before being coated with Renaissance Wax. This is what separates us from shaving stores that will rush your razor out the next morning.
Note: When you receive the razor for the first time, carefully take it out of the box and remove the oil with a tissue. The razor has already been stropped and is completely "Shave Ready", so go ahead and shave! Carefully and thoroughly dry the blade and in between the scales with a piece of tissue paper before you close it. We recommend to oil your razor after every use. To maintain a sharp cutting edge, strop regularly prior(never after)to shaving.