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    Default Dovo Perlex or Dovo Micarta?

    Ladies and gentlemen:

    I have special fondness for the Dovo "Perlex." It's a handsome razor, well balanced, well made, and a good shaver. For what it's worth, therefore, I would choose the "perlex."

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    One thing to note is that the Pearlex comes in a stainless steel version as well. The stainless steel Pearlex does not have as much gold wash on it, which I think is a plus. Let us know what you get and how you like it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Crowley View Post
    The thing I didn't like about the ivory Micarta scales on the INOX zebra razor is they are very fat.

    +1 the blade can get wicked sharp, but I agree with John, about the scale thickness and it makes them a bit awkward in the stropping dept. for me...

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    I dont own a Perlex, but I do have an Ivory Mircarta and LOVE it. Wicked sharp blade with no flex. It's my travel buddy. A Damn fine shaver IMO.

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    I've got a couple of DOVO's and I've seen probably 50-60 of them in the flesh, and they're all well made and look good. Mine are great shavers as well!

    All I can suggest is go with the one that catches your eye!

    Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Thanks guys for all your help. I ended up finding a nice straight for sale on B&B. I will end up buying one of the Dovo's in time but for now I willuse the Three Kings. Has any of you heard of this particular razor?

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    I prefer the Pearlex because of the thinner/lighter scales. I just prefer the way she feels in my hand and the way she balances. I do have sort of small hands, though, so that could be a factor.

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    To me, the Micarta is a beatyfull razor, and I had to have it. The grain in the wood, macthing the pattern in the metal is very very nice.
    The blade shaves like a charm, the bevel is easy to set and gets very smoothe and sharp.

    BUT - the scales are crap. Yes I use the word crap, because I think it is addiquit. Not crap in quality, but in use. They are way to thick and very slippery and provide an extremely bad grip for me personally.

    I took of the scales, and threw them away. Then I bought a set of perlex scales and made the "Miclex":

    Now that is an outstanding razor!

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    The only thing I don't like about the Micarta & also Damascus blades is the sensation of the "textured" steel against my skin. Not a deal killer but maybe a consideration for some.
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    Is the micarta blade made from a mixture of metal as in "damascus" steel? I thought those blades were the same as the Dovo 41's.

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