How to Use a Straight Razor

Every wanted to know how to use a straight razor? Here's some advice from a man who took up the skill after electric razors proved unsatisfactory.

how to use a straight razor
(4) Shave downward to catch all the whiskers. Keep skin stretched tight and note position of razor's handle in each illustration. It's not necessary to re-lather when going over an area the second time, if the skin is still wet. (5) Rotate razor's handle to keep it out of the way. Balance the blade and shave the other side of neck. Handle positions shown are not absolute, whatever feels best to you will work best, so long as the thing is out of the way.