Using your Hone Razor
30° and with the grain.
The Hone razor is designed to work best held at 30° to the skin. This angle lets you comfortably handle the razor over the changing contours of your face. If you are new to using a safety razor finding and maintaining this angle as you shave might take a little practice. To find this angle for the first time, hold the razor completely perpendicular to the skin. Taking short gentle strokes slowly bring the handle down until you feel the blade start to cleanly remove hair without irritation or dragging. Try exploring the angle you hold the razor as this can affect the quality of the shave in different areas as well as trying some different blades.
It is best to shave with the grain especially on the first pass, this will help prevent razor bumps and rashes as well as ingrown hairs. It will usually take a second or third pass to get perfect results depending on your skin and hair type. You don't need to press a safety razor into the skin, to get the best shave use the weight of the razor and let the sharpness of the blade do the work for you, this leads to a more comfortable shave and less irritation . When you first start using a safety razor you might get very small nicks as you get used to the technique, but these will pass as you become accustomed to the razor.