How to straight razor shave

This is a photo tutorial for a beginner Straight-Razor shave, it will teach you how to shave “with the grain” only. Some may criticize my technique or grip, but I have been shaving this way for several years and these are the strokes that work best for me. There is no right or wrong way as long as the shave is smooth and comfortable for you. I hope you find these steps helpful, happy shaving! 
Anthony Berriola

HOLDING THE RAZOR
I use two different grips when I shave: FREE HAND and BACK HAND. You may find other grips that are recommended by fellow Wet Shavers or websites, it is all preference but these are the ones that are comfortable for me.

 FREE HAND

FREE HAND

 BACK HAND

BACK HAND

LET THE SHAVE BEGIN (notice how I use my empty hand to “stretch” or “flatten” the skin)

 STEP 1 - Free Hand

STEP 1 - Free Hand

 STEP 2 - Free Hand

STEP 2 - Free Hand

 STEP 3 - Free Hand

STEP 3 - Free Hand

 STEP 4 - Back Hand

STEP 4 - Back Hand

 STEP 5 - Free Hand

STEP 5 - Free Hand

 STEP 6 - Free Hand

STEP 6 - Free Hand

 STEP 7 - Back Hand

STEP 7 - Back Hand

 Step 8 - Free Hand

Step 8 - Free Hand

 STEP 9 - Free Hand

STEP 9 - Free Hand

 STEP 10 - Free Hand

STEP 10 - Free Hand

 STEP 11 - Back Hand

STEP 11 - Back Hand

 STEP 12 - Free Hand

STEP 12 - Free Hand

 STEP 13 - Free Hand

STEP 13 - Free Hand