Product Description 6 1/4″ closed. 3″ full hollow ground carbon steel razor blade with “Dove-Special” blade etch. Imitation tortoise shell handle. Tang has file jumps above and below. Brand Story Founded in Solingen, Germany, in 1904, Dovo is recognized for its high-quality shaving products for well over a century, using precision engineering and expert craftsmanship.
How long does it take for a knife to become blunt
It is impossible to say how often you have to replace a cassette because a number of factors influence how long the blade lasts. Much depends on the way you handle the blades after shaving. When you need a new blade depends on how often you shave, the surface you have to remove the hair from, the type of hair, thickness and length and the number of shaving movements.
However, the strength/hardness of the hair is not the reason that razor blades should be replaced quickly and on average after every 20 shaves. Razor blades become dull mainly because hairs, soap/foam, lime, and skin cells remain on the razor. The small residual particles cause corrosion on the blades, making them blunt. See also: Why razor blades become blunt. The more often you shave, the more often the blades get wet and the more skin/soap residues remain on the blades.
How to care for your razor
Many men prefer to use disposable razors for one simple reason – you can not wash them and throw them away immediately after use. Yes, it’s great, of course, but isn’t comfortable high-quality shaving more important?
Doubt it? Then let’s make a deal! You will try to start using a razor with interchangeable cartridges – for starters, you can give preference to a simple and economical option, such as the Gillette Mach 3 Turbo, and we will tell you how easy it is to care for!
Rinse blades regularly while shaving
This will help not only extend the life of the blades but also provide a more comfortable and high-quality shave.
Rinse blades after each use
The fact is that the remnants of the gel or shaving foam contribute to the appearance of rust, and stuck hairs can cause scratches. To thoroughly rinse the razor and clean all corners, hold it under a sufficiently powerful stream of water, turning at different angles.
Do not try to clean the blades by tapping the edge of the sink with a razor: such actions can damage the cassette. The blades in your razor will snap into the wrong angle and shaving with this cassette will not be possible.
- After washing and drying, drop a few drops of alcohol-containing liquid onto the blades.
- Alcohol will displace the remaining moisture and sanitize the blades.
- Apply oil a couple of times a week to dried and sanitized blades.
- It can be either a special oil or regular baby or essential oil. It will keep the blades sharp and clean.
- Store the shaver in a dry place or in a special container
- Do not leave the razor lying in the bathtub where water will fall on it.
- Change cassettes in time
Even if all the rules are followed, cassettes need to be changed regularly. Only sharp blades can provide a comfortable clean shave without irritation.
How to select razor blades for men?
The choice of a safety razor depends on many factors: weight, handle, type of head, etc. But do not forget about the physiological characteristics of our body. Each has its own type of skin, different stiffness of the bristles, small or large palm-size, in which the machine should lie. Everything is individual, so you do not need to buy the tool that a friend advised, recommended a famous blogger or was at the top of the forum. There is also the possibility that it is not possible to purchase exactly your ideal device immediately. It is necessary to stock up on patience, time and a certain amount for the razor of your dreams.