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From space parts to razors - the Henson Shaving Story
"You're crazy" they said.
"Why would you use your 20 years of aerospace experience to make razors?"
Maybe they were right. But when we see a problem, we solve it. Our family makes components for the Mars Rover, International Space Station, and low orbit satellites.
And now, we make razors.
A baby smooth shave.
One pass. Zero irritation
Skin irritation is totally avoidable.
Rather than cutting beneath the skin, the Henson AL13 shears the hair precisely at skin level.
Buy once. Use forever.
Made from aerospace grade aluminum, and manufactured at our aerospace facility in Ontario, Canada, our razor is built with the same AS9100 aerospace standards required to create satellite components.
We want the best razor, not the best razor business.
No custom blades.
No planned obsolescence.
The only chance for Henson to compete with the deep pockets of the big companies and bring this to the masses, is to create a razor so good that you can't help but tell your friends about it.
A smart investment for your skin
(and your wallet)
*Our razor works with any standard double edge blade you can buy almost anywhere (local supermarkets, shaving shops or online)
What people are saying about the Henson
Extreme precision makes all the difference.
With a blade that
only sticks out roughly half the thickness of a human hair (0.0012"),
this razor eliminates all the unnecessary blade exposure. This means less blade flex and therefore less chatter along your skin.
Chatter is what causes razor burn and irritation.
This razor is only possible to produce because of the lessons we learned from aerospace manufacturing the last 20 years.
What you'll get and when you'll get it.
Henson AL13 aluminum razor
Astra platinum double edge blades (5pk)*
Delivered within 4 business days**
*The average user will get a month's worth of shaving or more from the 5pk of blades included. Additional blades can be purchased from anywhere and it works out to less than 50 cents per month.
**90% of our US and Canadian customers receive their razors within 96 hours.
One bad shave is enough to ruin the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
After that, razor blades can be purchased in many locations such as the retailers found in our International Distributors section.
This means a straight blade every time, and the thinnest blade exposure on the market. Thinner blade exposure means less vibration in the blade (chatter). Less chatter means less irritation and a better shave every time.
AL13 - .68 mm Blade Gap .001" Blade Exposure
AL13 - Medium - .85 mm Blade Gap and .002” Blade Exposure
The .85 mm and .68 blade gap, would be considered on the aggressive side, respectively. However, the nature of our design mitigates some of the effects of the unwanted aggression. This is why’ve chose a higher aggression blade gap. This allows more of the positive benefits of the aggressive blade gap while the unwanted byproducts are a bit tamed by the head design. This is one way they razor achieves good safety and high shaving performance simultaneously.
You can find the Henson AL13 Medium here .
The length is 3.750” to the radius at the tail.
- safety razor
I have used multiple blade razors in the past. Even with five blades, there is some pull when bringing the blades across the beard. This razor is as smooth as it can be.
It’s taking a bit of getting used to, meaning my beard is adjusting to the new blade, but fit and handling and the closeness of the shaving can’t be beat. I gave up on the five blade one headed monsters and been experimenting with traditional safety razors . This razor is heads above the others I have used.
For me I was returning to shaving with a blade after years of using an electric razor. Couldn’t have been easier with my Henson AL13. It’s beautifully crafted, but most of all, very effective.
The best safety razor I've ever used.
I have been using "safety" razors for a few years now but never realized there could be such a difference in quality. As soon as I saw this Canadian made product, I had to have one and am delighted. I'll be telling others!
Well guys, you made a believer out of me. I received my new Henson razor on June 7, 2021, and used it the next morning. What a nice shave!! I counted my other razors and I own 15, new and vintage safety razors. The Henson razor beats all of these by a wide margin. No contest. I shaved using my normal routine and received the BEST shave I have ever had. Smooth, consistent and no nicks or razor burn. I am really impressed with this razor, your website, and the quality of your product. I will probably order another one soon in a different color. What a great product. Probably will never use any of my other razors again.
I have been using safety razors for some years, but I never had such a close shave with one without cutting my self. This razor is fantastic.