I'm really confused before I thought when you hone a knife you bring the edge towards you however the other day I was watching gordon ramsay bringing the edge away when honing. I tried searching on this topic however couldn't find anything. Could someone explain to me if this is a different technique or what? Thanks appreicate it. The video of him doing it is linked below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBn1i9YqN1k
I have a very simple reason for taking the edge away: It's less dangerous - for you, don't do this before someone.
I don't know if it makes for better or worse honing (should be the same as long as the angle is the same I'd say).