Dovo Barbarossa 5/8 Short Blade Tortoiseshell Straight Razor, Round Point

The DOVO Barbarossa 5/8" has been distinctly designed for the needs of barbers and bearded men. The highlighted feature of this razor is its short blade; allowing it to be particularly maneuverable, and resulting in optimal precision and control. Thus the user can shape and contour his beard with not only ease, but millimeter accuracy.

The fine engraving of the famous bearded Emperor Barbarossa has been added to the fully hollow-ground carbon steel blade, giving this razor a beautiful flair.

Expensive tortoise shell has been used since ancient times to make exquisite art and furniture. This rare material was highly sought after to decorate royal courts around the world. For our product line, we want to do our part to protect these majestic, endangered turtles. We work exclusively with an imitation of silk-matte polished acrylic glass.

The round point is the classic shape for a razor and is suitable in most shaving situations. This type of point has been very popular for centuries, as the curved shape can be used very safely in the areas of the ears, nose, and dimples. Even in the event of a fall, the rounded head protects you from injuries.

5/8 inch razors are true all-rounders and can do any wet shaving task with flying colours. The blade is relatively heavy and can therefore glide gently over your skin without great pressure. At the same time, it is still nimble enough to manage even more technically demanding passages around the nose, ears, and chin.

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 careful and considerate attention to each razor is the difference between a shaving store that will rush your razor out the next morning, and our own Artisan-owned shaving store that is nothing less than extreme when it comes to making their clients 100% satisfied. It's our job to ensure that your experience is perfect. We cannot thank you enough for visiting our website, and we hope you have a great day.

Note: When you receive the razor for the first time, carefully take it out of the box and remove the oil with a piece of tissue. The razor has already been stropped and it completely "Shave Ready", so go ahead and shave! You will get 2 shaves before needing to strop (depending on how aggressive your beard growth is. Each time you have used your razor, rinse the blade with hot tap water. 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 to shaving.

Grind: Full Hollow

Blade Width: 5/8

Point: Round (Short Blade)

Metal: Carbon Steel

Handle: Tortoiseshell 

Made in Solingen, Germany by Dovo

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Daniel Castro
Great first straight razor and excellent customer service

I contacted the company if they could put together a kit for me, including this razor and basic accessories and Jane kindly accommodated my request. The ordering process was smooth and Jane's communication was friendly, concise and she answered all of my questions.

This is my first "real" straight razor and after shaving with it, I was blown away by how sharp the edge was. I had been using shavettes for a long time and I never really found any blades that could offer me a close comfortable shave. I was looking for a straight razor that was beginner friendly and somewhat maneuverable for shaping my beard and this razor fit the bill. I just want to reiterate.. I have never had this close of a shave until I used this tool. It's just incredible really.

I am extremely pleased with my purchase and I'll be definitely looking to add another straight razor once I get more comfortable using my Dovo razor.

Thanks again Phil and Jane.