Without question - hands down - my favorite straight razor. Yeah - you'll hear fellas preaching "choppers" - big honkin 1 inch SOB's you can barely move around your face, Thiers Issards - pain to sharpen and stain immediatly - etc etc.... but seldom do you hear just how great a stainless steel razor is.
Stainless steel is much harder than carbon steel - thus it is more difficult to sharpen - HOWEVER, once properly honed it will stay sharper much longer. It is my experience however, that a stainless steel Dovo is easier to sharpen than a Carbon Steel TI. Not only do Dovo Stainless Steel razors stay sharper longer - they also cut smoother in my opinion, as their added rigidity enables them cut with less smarting and resistance.
Overall - this is an OUTSTANDING razor that comes in a gorgeous display case, and is built to last. With no annoying gold spine (gold spines wear off when the razor is honed/stropped over time) and a stainless blade - with a touch of care - this razor could be shaving your great grandkids.
Although Dovo has since had quite a big price hike (they are now $190 and I paid $110 for mine new) since I bought mine, I still feel this razor offers great value.... as NO picture can/will do this razor justice. The hand polished mother of pearl scales are unparalleled in beauty, and the razor shaves like a dream. $190 is big bucks.... but this very well could be your first and LAST straight razor.