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Henson Shaving  |  SKU: PR2869

Henson AL13 Safety Razor (Tan) MILD blade exposure

$14999

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Highlights

  • Sensitive to Normal Skin
  • Lighter beard growth with finer hairs
  • Trimming Beard Line
  • Body Shaving
  • Lightweight - easy to control
  • Latest Version with softened edges and added bevels

Why?

  • Smooth & comfortable shave
  • No clogging - lather & hairs rinse off easily
  • Precision machined - safe shave & accurate blade exposure
  • Compatible with all double-edge (DE) razor blades

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Description

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

Specs

  • Model
    AL13 Mild
  • Material
    Aluminum, CNC Machined
  • Head Type
    Closed comb
  • Weight
    37 g
  • Packaging
    Cardboard
  • Made in
    Canada

Ingredients

* We strives to keep ingredient lists as accurate as possible, but we cannot guarantee they are error-free, complete, or up-to-date. Please check the product packaging for the most accurate information.

About Henson Shaving

At Henson, we’ve been making parts for large aerospace projects for 20 years. When you’re making parts that end up in space, you’re making them with longevity in mind. We made critical components for the OneWeb constellation and parts for the Exo Mars rover. Needless to say those parts can’t come back to the shop for repairs, they have to work and they have to work for decades. Manufacturing parts designed to last a lifetime is part of our DNA.

Through a few happenstances, we turned our attention to razors. One thing quickly became evident: many of the products were more focused on selling blades than supporting them. Imagine skating on blades that were wiggling around, or trying to cut carrots with a knife blade that bent and flexed. You could get the job done, but without the accuracy you would prefer to be safe. So we set about designing a razor with this in mind.

The end result is the AL13 razor. Made of Aluminum (which, yes, is the 13th element on the periodic table), we machine this razor to very tight tolerances in an effort to control both the blade extension and exposure. By minimizing these geometries we believe the additional blade support greatly reduces flex and chatter and thereby irritation.

Since our focus was on blade support, and not the blade itself, we designed our razor to work with standard DE (double edge). These blades typically cost 10-15 cents each. And since they are not unique to our razor, you don’t need to buy them from us.

So in setting out to make a quality product that lasts, and focusing on proper function we actually landed on a fairly poor business model. That model being, you buy a razor only once and you do not have to buy any blades from us at all. Most of the innovation in the shaving industry over the last decade has more to do with business models (subscriptions, direct-to-consumer offerings, etc) than function. And hey, that’s ok too. Many of those companies have built tremendous businesses. It just wasn’t part of our DNA.

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Customer Reviews

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Gary J. (Otago, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes
Excellent product.

This shaver shows researched design, and those huge gutters allow easy whisker wash-out. I use Somersets oil, and shaving is now a measured, pleasurable art. As clean as any 27 blade gimballed high tech thing with pricey replacement heads, and will last a lifetime with readily available cheap blades. The diamond cut grip is also great for better control.

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Oliver E. (Wellington, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes
Love the shave

I have been using Defender cartridge razors for ages. And for what they were, i was happy. Until now. Thanks to Fine Shave you can get the AL13 in NZ without the huge shipping costs (been trying to get one for months)!
The AL13 is great. I have a quick growing thick stubble and this gets a mirror shave nearly every time (still in learning mode). I have tried the RK blades and the Feathers. The Feathers are good but may be a tad too agressive.
Now, I have no experience with other razors so can't compare. But I struggle to see how any other razor would improve on this in any material way. Because I haven't had the experience of weightier implements before the AL doesn't bother me. I might have taken the Medium in retrospect but again I don't see how it could improve that much.

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neville (Auckland, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes
Henson mild razor

Very light, very mild. needs a sharp blade such as feather, wilkinson etc to work. good for a final polish.

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q.z. (Auckland, New Zealand)
Do you recommend this Product?: Yes

Henson AL13 Safety Razor (Tan) MILD blade exposure

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Richard M. (Tasman, New Zealand)
Best safety razor I've ever owned.

To be fair...it's also my first! Generally I've used cartridge razors, and more recently a straight edge (cut throat).
The Henson is excellent, more or less idiot proof. Gives a very smooth shave with little chance of nicking. Highly recommended.

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Hamishwho (Canterbury, New Zealand)
Yes its light but it's also great.

It's hard to find a review that doesn't mention how light this razor is (it is), but it hasn't made me change my technique or mind. It's a great looking smart razor, it can stand up on it head so when you put it down the handle is easier to grab. Glad I got the mild as it's a plenty close shave.

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Henson AL13 Safety Razor (Tan) MILD blade exposure

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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...
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