Factors affecting the experimental determination of yield surfaces are discussed. They include the elastic moduli and the zero offset strain, the strain domain used to determine the yield stress, the probing path, and the strain rate of probing. To obtain yield surfaces consistently, it is necessary to account for these factors. The initial and subsequent yield surfaces of annealed AISI type 304 stainless steel have been experimentally determined in the axial-torsional stress space. Three loading paths have been studied. They are a pure axial path, a pure torsional path, and a proportional axial-torsional path. Each path includes loading, unloading, reloading, and the cyclically steady state.