How happy are we that us humans can be so clever to imitate tortoise shell, not as pretty as the real thing, but the translucent bits adds a look the real thing cannot. Hats of to manufacturers who honor environmental codes and requirements that protects animal and plant species, DOVO is one such company. All over the world DOVO products are valued highly, and they will more than likely last a lifetime and longer. Diligent skilled workers craft the steel masterpieces with meticulous precision and with great craftsmanship. This razor has imitation tortoise scales with the word 'Dovo' inscribed into it. The blade has an 5/8 full hollow grind, with 'Dovo Special' in gold etching to pretty it up a bit, all in all a good looking razor with well matched features.