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More stock is expected to arrive by mid-April.


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 MEDIUM version of the AL13 has slightly more blade exposure and a wider blade gap than the Mild AL13. This allows it to handle thicker and longer hair. That said, it is still considered a gentle and more comfortable shaver compared to other safety razors.

We think it's best for :

  • Normal Skin to Slightly Sensitive Skin
  • Any type of Beard (finer to thicker hairs)
  • Provides an efficient shave that is smooth and comfortable
  • Very forgiving razor (meaning, little mishaps might not end up in nicks)

  • The Medium AL13 is a great choice in most cases, perfect to replace a multi-blade cartridge razor
  • For very coarse beards or shaving once a week, the Aggressive version might be a better option if you're after a very close shave

  • All Henson safety razors are compatible with any standard double-edge (DE) razor blade
    Our suggestion is a medium to sharp blade like Astra SP, Gillette Nacet, Gillette Platinum, Kai, Dovo, Feather, ...

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 7 reviews

I enjoy using this razor, I didn't have any issues adapting from my previous multi blade razor, no cuts or nicks so far

A.T. (Auckland, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes

Well, its light, it looks good, and yes a close shave, however its very over priced for a piece of Aluminium. I found I could shave with it very quickly by standing under the shower, so no brush on shaving cream required. However I'm going back to electric shaving for the pure convenience, selling this online will more than pay for the electric shaver I bought for less. The FineShave website would not accept the discount code I had, only the Henson website itself would. Recommending only for the hardcore blade shavers, if you are on the fence, just get a new modern electric shaver.

adam w. (Northland, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes
The redesign that works extremely well

I have arthritis in my hands so looking for shaver which is light and effective became my goal. After some research Henderson AL 13 seemed to fit that bill. Now that I own it, my research payed off - it does fit the bill. It's light, easy to use, simple to clean, and just a joy to use. For me not having extra pain in my hands and wrists after shaving has been an added bonus. I would recommend to anyone with or without arthritis.

R.C. (Wellington, New Zealand)
Henson AL13 Med

My best razor so far. It's well worth a try. It's light and everything about it says precision.

Shaun (Nelson, New Zealand)
Great razor!

This razor has been engineered superbly well. No nicks or rash whatsoever. Very happy with my purchase. Haven’t tried it with any other blades apart from the Derby’s. Highly recommended.

Eric K. (Canterbury, New Zealand)
No turning back!

For a while I’ve been thinking of making the change from the supermarket throw away head razors to the double edge safety’s. Finally I’ve made the switch! I was concerned about cutting myself to shreds but this particular razor is great for this newbie. Great design, looks great. I have the medium and I think that’s a good start. I recommend thinking of how you’re going to dispose of the used razor blades. I bought a razor bank, which are cheap, worth it and safe. FineShave were awesome. Quick postage! Do it. Make the change!

Levin B. (Waikato, New Zealand)
Finally a Razor to look forward to shaving with

I came to Frank around me wanting to look to going back to my grandfather's way of shaving, and I had already come across Henson Shaving's AL13. After a few questions around which would be the best style between Mild & Medium, decided to go the Medium path. Just got my kit arrive in time for my morning shave.

And can't stop raving about the finish at the end of the shave. Minimal irritation(which should soothe with more uses), Clean finish and super easy to use.

A BIG THUMBS UP from me. And Bye Bye Cartridge razors!