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Beginner Straight Razor Wet Shave Showdown: Gold Dollar vs Dovo Best

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         America's greatest generation used straight razors and now you can experience the closeness, the daring, and the satisfaction of using a real razor! But, which one to choose? We did a side by side comparison of our top picks so you can make the an informed decision. The Gold Dollar 6/8" Round Point, reground, rescaled, and honed by our miester Eric Engle versus the Dovo Best 5/*" Round Point, also honed by our miester Eric Engle. 


Gold Dollar Straight Razor $49.99

The 6/8" blade is easy to maneuver & see, the extra heft is barely noticeable in your hand but will extend the life of your blade as you learn to strop. Keep in mind your honing session will need to be more frequent in the beginning as you perfect your technique!

The bottom jimps gives you a good grip and the round tip is forgiving and sleek! Made Shave Ready with sexy masculine custom acrylic scales handcrafted for each blade, this straight was cared for no different than our most coveted straight razors. And at 1/3 the price for the same quality shave as a Dovo, we think it cannot be beat. And, if you really don't like it, we'll take it back.

  • Best Value Starter Razor - Sharpened by our team and always Shave Ready out of the box
  • Never buy another blade again! Become self sufficient.
  • Constructed from quality hardened carbon steel
  • High quality hardened 3" x 6/8" carbon steel blade is easy to judge angles, strop, & hone.
  • These razors usually can be found online for cheaper but they do not arrive shave-ready.
  • We grind the bevel and completely sharpen the blade and make it shave-ready for you out of the box. 

Dovo Best Straight Razor $125

A brand new straight razor from Dovo Solingen, the  Best with black travel case. Arrives 100% Shave Ready after being honed by Eric. This straight razor was finished on a 20,000 grit stone, stropped, oiled, and arrives 100% Shave Ready, the same as every other razor that leaves our shop! This straight razor would be perfect for a beginner due to its round tip, hollow ground, and and will last several lifetimes!

Dovo has an excellent reputation, known as a dependable brand, you can trust you'll have a positive first experience if you pick up this straight razor today!

  • Manufactured in the famous Solingen, Germany
  • Never buy another blade again! Become self sufficient.
  • Constructed from quality hardened carbon steel
  • High quality hardened 3" x 5/8" carbon steel blade is easy to judge angles, strop, & hone.
  • Shave better. Shave cheaper. Shave like a man.

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