Hi I would like some advice. I am a new shaver, I bought a brand new Dovo straight razor last week. At the same time I bought a brush, cream, strop, styptic stick, etc. I have shaved a few time, and get an ok shave apart from many nicks/cuts. The razor does not actually seem to be extremely sharp, more like a disposable Bic. Now, someone said on the internet that new razorrs must always be honed first, i.e. made "shave ready". Is this true? I figured Dovo would do this in factory so you can shave "out of the box" BTW, my razor does not pass the HHT (hanging hair test). Am I ripping up my face unnecessarily? Should I get it honed, if so, can this easily be learned and done yourself with a water stone? All advice much appreciated, only from experts/people that know what they are talking about please!