I just got a Dovo 5/8", and I tried shaving just under my sideburns. The package the Dovo came in said that it was professionally honed and that it didnt need to be stropped before first use. Since my first strop hasn't arrived yet, I decided to give the razor a try. Before I did, I tried the HHT and it failed miserably. I thought it was strange, but assumed it was because of hair thickness or something. After the painful shave, and reading this post: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2585, I'm starting to think that the bad experience isn't because I suck, but because the blade needs rehoning or something. The person in that post never really got an answer to what he should do. I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on what might be happening or what I should do.