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    Default Dovo Encina 6/8; Thoughts & Comments?

    I'm looking into buying one from StraightRazordesigns.com and was wondering if anyone could comment on the blade.

    Im currently using a "Black 5/8" from the AoS. What would be the difference in the feel?

    Any other thoughts or comments not specifically listed would be appreciated.

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    I have a Dovo Renaissance 6/8. Similar in many attributes. Very nice razor. Good balance and thus far has held the edge admirably.

    You can't go wrong with SRP. Your current razor, is it a Thiers Issard? I really like TIs. I find Dovos more forgiving.
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    Borg,

    The Art of Shaving 5/8 Dovo is a basic razor and good for starters. For your next razor, I don't think you'll go wrong with the Ralf Aust 5/8 or the 6/8. I'm not familiar with the Dovo Encina and cannot comment on it.

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    I have a Dovo Bismarck, which is a similar blade to the 6/8 Encina in that it is also shoulderless and the same overall size (it may also come from a common razor blank as well, but I am not 100% sure about this). It is a great shaver. It took me a while to like and get used to as a green-horn, but it is a go-to for me now and is in my regular rotation. I think you will enjoy it.

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    I have a Dovo Palisander which was a very limited run. Same blade as a Bismarck. I think the Encina too; difference being the scales. It's a nice enough razor but unremarkable. I really like shoulderless blades. Probably the only reason I keep it. I believe a Boker or Ralf Aust is a better all around razor.

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