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The Henson AL13 puts an end to shaving irritation and cuts, while also making your skin feel comfortable and smooth. Henson created this razor to give you a whole new shaving experience, unlike any other safety razor.

The MILD version has slightly less blade exposure and a smaller blade gap than most other safety razors. This allows for a very mild and smooth shave, even with sensitive skin.

We think it's best for :

  • Sensitive to Normal Skin
  • Lighter beard growth with finer hairs
  • Trimming Beard Line
  • Body Shaving
  • Smooth & comfortable shave with little blade feel

  • For 'Very Sensitive Skin' it's best to use some pre-shave products to have that extra layer of protection
    (pre-shave oil hydrates the skin & protects it from cuts, while pre-shave cream softens the beard)
  • Thicker Beards or shaving every few days requires a few extra strokes with the Mild AL13,
    the Medium or Aggressive version might be a better option if you like a close shave or have a coarse beard

  • All Henson safety razors are compatible with any standard double-edge (DE) razor blade
    Our suggestion for the Henson Mild is a sharper blade like Gillette Nacet, Gillette Platinum, Feather, Kai, Dovo, ...

Designed and manufactured with extreme precision in mind. Henson has applied aerospace processes to achieve remarkable low tolerances on critical dimensions through the machining and anodizing process.

The blade support creates the most accurate blade exposure on the market, which means you can be ensured that each razor holds the blade at the correct angle and gap to give you the perfect shave.

Manufactured in the same facility that produces components for the Mars Rover and the International Space Station, this razor is durable and should last for many years of worry-free shaves.

What this means for you is a noticeably better shave that just feels different. It truly is one of a kind.

  • Latest Version with softened edges and added bevels
  • Lightweight - easy to control
  • No clogging - wide open channels let lather & hairs rinse off easily
  • Build in Angle - perfect for finding the 30-degree angle
  • Precision machined - safe shave and the most accurate blade exposure
  • Made from aerospace-grade aluminum
  • Three-piece safety razor
  • Handle Length: 95mm
  • Weight: 37g

Made in Canada

About Henson: A Function First Approach To Shaving. These days, it feels like many product design choices (especially around shaving) are made from a profit-first position. However, at Henson, every aspect of our design was chosen because we felt it was the best for the function of shaving. Not for profit. We then leveraged our 20+ years of aerospace machining experience to make it.

Brand: Henson Shaving

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Mitchell B. (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes
Great saftey Razor

Never used a safety razor before but I was able to shave the beard I had been growing for over a month with no trouble. Many times better than my Schick cartridge razor which always clogged up and couldn't rinse easily, but this was no trouble with the Henson razor at all.

10/10 razor

Yasushi F. (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes
Cannot be better !

Very happy with the product. Fur better than 5-blades cartridges. What have I done in the last 47 years !!

BB (Tauranga, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes
Comfortable and easy to use

Moving over from disposable cartridges for the first time, this has been a good choice of safety razor - it's easy to use and doesn't seem to be prone to causing cuts or rashes.

Callum Y. (Tauranga, New Zealand)

had a stock standard safety razor before, and the difference is night and day. with the grain, or against the grain, it doesn't matter, absolutely no nicks and the smoothest shave I've ever had. My old razor couldn't go against the grain. The build quality on it is absolutely phenomenal, this is an investment that I'll be shaving with for many years to come.

Policarpo (.C. (Auckland, New Zealand)
Henson AL13

Have used it for two weeks and hands down the best shaver I've owned!

Plus it is environmental friendly... I would highly recommend it to anyone!

Steve M. (Singapore, Singapore)
Gave it a try

I heard some internet buzz and decided to give it a go. Great razor! It is definitely easier on my face that my old Merkur 34C.
It is very very light though, so if you are used to a heavier razor (like I was) it will take a bit of adjustment, but no stress.

Excellent beginner's razor too.

It is now my go-to shaver.