Henson AL13 Safety Razor (Jet Black) Medium blade exposure
Item No: PR2463
The new Henson Safety Razor, a precision-made razor that is machined out of aluminum in Canada.
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.
- Three-piece safety razor
- Medium aggression
- Feels nimble yet purposeful
- Non-traditional, aerospace engineering with exacting tolerances
- Handle Length: 95mm
- Overall Weight: 37g
Product of Canada
Henson Shaving is redesigning your safety razor. Named after the man to first patent the t-shape razor (that Gillette eventually developed into ubiquitous tool in use today), Henson Shaving is going back to the engineering drawing board to bring you exacting tolerances and construction.
I purchased this razor with mixed feelings initially, however the reviews I read gave me enough encouragement to buy this. Certainly, it is not the cheapest razor on the market and the well established English and German brands, Edwin Jagger, Merkur, Muhle etc. I admit to having a fascination with double edge razors and I admit to having several examples/models of the mentioned brands plus some less well known ones. Each and every razor I own has unique qualities, some are gentle but do not shave well, some shave very well but also at times remove some skin if I become a little too casual toward them!
Upon first examination the Henson is well made, finely machined and finished, my one is finished in jet black anodising. It is lightweight but the lack of heft belies its ability. The precision threads on the handle and head combined with the tungsten bushing makes assembling this razor a pleasant, refined experience. The head of the razor flexes the blade considerably, and the blade exposure is very minimal, Henson offer the razor in mild or medium aggression choices, this razor is the medium model.
Henson claim this razor "puts an end to shaving irritation and cuts, while also making your skin feel comfortable and smooth."
This Henson razor has impressed me from the very first shave. I am using Derby Extra blades in it and the shave is close but without the feeling of risking a cut at any moment. Even shaving against the grain goes well, my skin is usually sensitive to this final pass direction and often produces irritation with other razors. Henson have certainly not overstated their claim, "...an end to shaving irritation and cuts ...making your skin feel comfortable and smooth." It is a very mild and forgiving razor yet produces an excellent final shave. I would recommend this razor to anyone who wants to put away their electric razors or throw away their multi-blade disposable razor that uses exorbitantly expensive multi-blades and get back to the shaving experience our fathers and grandfathers enjoyed.