Thanks. I really like my 4/8s. So I started to collect them. I’ve got all kinds of them. I picked my seven best shavers and rescaled them all to look identical(ish). The scales are textured micarta lined with tin. Great balance. I textured it with a Dremel.pretty cool texturing, earcutter.. how many in your collection are like that? and what is it?
Never tried a TI, I have heard they have a lot of issues too, I did try another modern german razor, and it was just as bad as the Dovo I hadMy Dovo Best Quality 5/8 full hollow was my first new SR. Very reasonably priced, especially for a German product. It shaved fine after I did a little lapping film finishing on it. I did buy the version with the slightly heavier, beveled plastic scales.
Coincidentally, I shaved with it today before I found this thread. It is a far better razor than a much more expensive (even after a big markdown) Thiers-Issard I returned recently to the vendor.
NoDo you still have the straight razor you learned to shave with?
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This E A Berg was the straight razor I mostly used my 30 first straight razor shaves and learned to shave with. I also bought 2 shave ready straight razors from local forum members after some shave and tried to improve my honing. But this razor is the one I mostly used.
I tried first with another that I honed one King stones and stropped on pasted denim and then diamond pasted leather (same with this E A Berg) but never got it sharp.
I found this other first straight recently and I kind of understood why now. It’s been honed down completely by me and perhaps the previous owner before. But I might give it a try now to see if I can beat that Solingen razor, my nemesis. I do like Solingen razors now
+1No. Dovo best quality 5/8
it was crap, can't believe I learned to shave with that thing tbh