Dovo Steelware was founded in 1906. At the beginning, Dovo was purely a factory producing straight razors, with a forge and hollow grinding shop.
Fritz Bracht took over the Dovo company shortly before the second World War. Because of the introduction of the electric razor, Fritz Bracht had to create a second source of income by producing hair scissors. By talking shop with users in the salons in his own town and elsewhere, he found out everything he needed and wanted to know about hair scissors. EUREKA, a model of hair and thinning scissors with a curved cutting edge, helped keep Dovo afloat after the war.
In 2013 Dovo returned to its origin as a razor company. The razor production at Dovo and Merkur has been greatly expanded as shaving has again become the main line of business for Dovo.