I got my Dovo inox second hand, so it was quite affordable. I would have been really disappointed if i had paid full retail price for this one. I was planning to use it for travel, but i think i will stick with my artist club shavettes instead for that purpose. Compared to my other carbon steel razors this really does not give me that smooth face feel. I hove no reason to pick this up when it is laying next to a TI razor.Stainless steel used in straight razors should be martensitic which can be made magnetic. If the stainless steel is not martensitic, it cannot be heat treated.
Stainless steel can also be rather tricky to hone. Depending on how it was heat treated, it can have weaker intergranular bonding that can lead to micro chipping at the edge. This is very evident in Japanes type VG10 steel. Good for cooking knives but not what we want in a SR.
I had 24 stainless steel SR's, all of Japanese steel, but found only 10 of them honed up to a good shave-ready edge. I gave 7 away and sold the rest.
I think i will need to demagnetize the razor somehow. I will try the most obvious youtube tutorial@JPO, don't go to diamond pasted balsas until a blade has a very good shave-ready edge. Diamond pasted balsa does not make a mediocre edge better. It only makes a very good edge great.
I am thinking that you might be right about the magnetism catching the swarf and causing the edge to chip although I can't understand how your jnat could fix that problem.
As others have suggested, it is probably best to get the blade demagnetised and try again. If that doesn't work, it could be the blade's heat treatment was off.
Dovo SR's can make great letter openers. Just a bit of toe grinding should get it there.