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Henson Shaving AL13 Blue Machined Aluminum DE Safety Razor, Medium Exposure

5 reviews
We currently have 16 in stock.

NOTE:  All of our current stock of this item is the revised (Summer 2022) version of this razor.

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

At 1.3oz 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 Medium Blade Gap: .0016" - .0024"

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.

Conclusion. 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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  • Maggard Razors will make every effort to ship out orders on the same day placed before 12pm EST Monday-Friday. On Saturday, most parcels should ship if placed before 10am EST - otherwise it will ship the following Monday.  Orders will be shipped in the order in which they are received. If it is an unusually busy day your order may be delayed no more than 1 business day. 

  • Unused items (except samples) may be returned within 10 days for a full refund or store credit. For orders that qualified for free or reduced shipping, if a return causes the resulting total order size to be under the free shipping threshold (currently $59.00), the actual cost of shipping we paid will be reduced from your refund. Used products may not be returned, and all sales are final on Samples.

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Highly recommend

This is probably the last razor I will need to buy. It has given me the most comfortable nick-free shaving experience since I bought it a year ago. The trick is not to apply too much pressure and expect to complete the shave in more than one pass. I no longer experience the irritation I had using cartridges. Interestingly the stubble seems to grow out evenly now compared to other razors but it also grows quicker, necessitating daily shaving instead of every other day. The razor is very high quality and you can tell its construction has been well thought out. While it is a more expensive razor, it saves you money in the long run because it uses inexpensive DE blades. The razor is made of aluminum so make sure not to drop or bang it.

United States United States

Great Safety Razor!

I have been using the Henson AL13 Razor for a couple weeks. Best shave I have ever had. Smooth shave without the razor burn. I also ordered the Proraso Eucalyptus Oil and Menthol Pre and Post Cream and Shaving Cream. They smell and feel great on the skin.

John M.
United States United States

Worth the money

My experience using the Henson Medium has been very positive. I previously used a Baili TTO, which I always felt I was on the verge of cutting or nicking myself with. In fact I did so too often. After using the Henson now for about 2 weeks, I feel I can shave MUCH more safely and faster than with the Baili. It is both nimble to use and very forgiving; and I am able to get as close a shave with two passes as I did before, perhaps closer; even though the Henson is a milder razor. I couldn't be more pleased. Of course, Maggard’s service was top tier too. Great company.

United States United States

Mild but effective!

I like a bit more aggressive razors like vintage Gillette Fatboys or my Merkur Progress... or even straights. This Henson is extremely mild. I can't imagine getting the more mild version. All that said, I do like this razor. I'm getting consistent bbs shaves with a 3 pass shave. It's super light but feels really great in hand. The shaft is well textured and it's length gives nice control. Overall it's a nice mild razor that delivers a nice shave. I did go with their recommended RK blades. They seem fine.

Thom I.
United States United States

Henson++ works for me

I am new to DES razors, and consider myself lucky to nail getting the perfect razor on my first try. I am a Mechanical Engineer, so I admit the quality and simplicity of the Henson razor really appeals to me. The design is well thought out. I like the easy to find shave angle. I can still roll it a bit to get less aggressive when going against the grain. Handle is textured for a good grip even when covered with lather. I like to soak it head-first in a small plastic container of refrigerator water while shaving which is a trick I learned for "cold shaving". I also bought a Henson+ when I was getting a bit nicked up at first, but that issue turned out to be my heavy handed technique, migrating from cheap plastic multi-blade cartridges. Don't rush the shave and assume a couple passes will be required in different directions, which is good technique for DES razors anyway. The blue is nice. And I have a red+ for sensitive days or shaving other areas or for my wife to use.