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Henson Shaving AL13 Black Machined Aluminum DE Safety Razor, Mild Exposure


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Product Description

The Henson Aluminum Razor is a precision-made work of art.

At 1.3 oz, this razor feels nimble yet purposeful. Proudly designed, manufactured, and packaged in Canada, this quality product comes with a full warranty against any manufacturers defects.

Henson Shaving AL13 with Mild Blade Gap:  Mild — .0007″ – .0014″ [.018 – .036mm]

Precision – Eliminate the Chatter.

Our razors are manufactured with the same Aerospace processes and in the same facility that produces components for the Mars Rover, International Space station, and production style work on Low Earth Orbit Satellites. This razor is designed and manufactured with extreme precision in mind. While most of our competition builds in allowance for casting and painting, Henson Shaving required and achieved remarkable five ten-thousandth of an inch (0.0005) tolerance on critical dimensions through the machining and anodizing process. This means your blade sits straight every time. The blade support creates the most accurate blade exposure on the market. Accurate blade exposure combined with our unique design means no vibration in the blade (or chatter). Chatter is what causes razor burn and in-grown hairs.

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

Tungsten thrust bushing:

We have equipped our razor with a tungsten bushing which serves one purpose: to reduce friction while tightening the razor. This creates a smooth feel, with little torque required to clamp the blade in place. Tungsten has a very low coefficient of friction and is fairly hard, as well as being very corrosion resistant, so it serves well as a bushing in this application. Additionally, the reduced friction will result in less wear between the handle and the base plate.

Value – Don’t Spend. Invest.

Whether you are currently purchasing disposable razors, razor cartridges at the drug store, or have signed up for a subscription program, investing in a Henson Al13 will have you seeing cost savings within the first year. The average user will get a month’s worth of shaving from the 5pk of blades included. Additional blades can be purchased from anyone and it works out to about a dollar per month.

The savings add up to be quite a lot over 20 years. Do the math. (Roughly $11,000 in savings over 20 years).

Having this razor at these prices took a substantial investment and our position is to not charge customers ongoing fees or trap them in continual subscriptions.

We want to make a great product at a fair price. That’s it.

Environmental Impact – Look to the Future.

More than 2 Billion disposable Razor and cartridges reach the landfill every year. With a Safety Razor, your razor blades can be recycled at most metal recycling depots. 


We expect this razor to be drama free, cut noticeably better, and cost significantly less than what you are currently using now. Girls & Guys alike. Period.

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Additional Information

Varying Exposure:

When designing the Henson Razor, we have found that in endeavoring to make an accurate razor, the biggest variable to manage is the consistency in blade width and other blade feature sizes. Manufacturing a blade not just accurately but consistently is a challenging task, resulting in variation in blade width. Consequently, our goal was to set the exposure and blade gap relative to the median size of the blade manufacturing results, though we still had to make our razor perform well when handling the complete range of sizes that can be produced. We have tested our razor using many blades but have found the best success when using Astra. The Astra blades measure very near that median size, have excellent rating and consistency of size, sharpness, durability, and of course come at a good price.

Given the range of blade widths that exist, it is actually more accurate to give a range of exposure that you can likely anticipate, rather than just a single exposure value.

Exposure range:
Mild — .0007″ – .0014″ [.018 – .036mm]
Medium — .0016″ – .0024″ [.041 – .061mm]

Misleading blade gap:

Our blade gap may sound high and aggressive, but there is more to be understood. Many razors seem to have their blade gap specified without giving regard to the additional, more significant influence of the span between the blade edge and the safety bar (guard). While the blade gap and guard span are somewhat related, they are still independent, and the guard span is in fact far more influential on razor safety. The guard span forms the effective gap into which your skin can deform in front of (or into!) the blade.
Typically, the blade gap is simply measured as the smallest distance between the blade and the baseplate near the guard, which has no direct relation to how the razor interacts with your skin. In fact, the shape and shave angle of many available razors have a guard span that can be up to two times larger than the blade gap, depending on the razor.

So, while we have followed the industry standard in giving our measurement the typical way, our razor design results in a guard span that is smaller than that of most razors with a comparable blade gap. Therefore, as mentioned, this means that while the blade gap size may sound high and aggressive, it is effectively smaller and thus actually milder than many razors with the same specified blade gap.


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