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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.
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.
Very light, very mild. needs a sharp blade such as feather, wilkinson etc to work. good for a final polish.
Henson AL13 Safety Razor (Tan) MILD blade exposure
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.
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.