Henson Shaving Aluminum AL13 Medium Safety Razor

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The Henson Shaving AL13 medium razor made from aerospace-grade aluminum provides a wider blade gap than the Al13 mild razor for those who desire slightly more aggressive blade gap exposure and medium aggression for coarser hair. Its brand name honors William Henson the man who patented the T-shaped (or hoe-shaped) the first de razor in 1847. Fabricated using AS9100 aerospace standards the same aerospace processes used to create low earth orbit satellites, the Mars Rover, and the International Space station. The accurate blade exposure combined with the innovative head design and higher aggression blade gap is what makes the Henson Al13 razor an excellent razor and a shaving experience unlike other de safety razors, consistently offering a close shave, every time.

Henson shaving out of Ontario Canada went back to the drawing board to redefine the wet shaving experience, reimagining the relationship between the razor head and the blade support. The blade support creates a DE razor that simultaneously is aggressive in nature but at the same time a truly comfortable shave. Ideal for any grown man, woman, or beginner to wet shaving that is looking for performance out of the box without suffering from the side effects of DE razors shaving. 

The Henson aluminum razor Al13 medium razor feels nimble is lightweight weighing only 37 grams yet in control with the unique staggered diamond pattern knurling and always provides a good shave with no razor burn. The blade Gap in the 3 piece design head is set to .68mm while the exposure of the blade is kept at .001" to an exact degree of tolerance. Normally this would yield a razor on the aggressive side, however, the substance of the Henson Al13 design mitigates the consequences of the unwanted aggression by the engineering of the head. This is how the Henson Al13 razor achieves good safety and futuristic high shaving performance simultaneously. This level of detail and the most accurate blade exposure combined make the Henson Al13 perform unlike any other safety razors, shearing facial or body hair precisely at skin level rather than cutting beneath the skin. 

While the rest of the competition builds in allowance for casting and painting, Henson Shaving required and achieved a remarkable less than five ten-thousandth of an inch (0.0005) tolerance on critical dimensions through the machining and anodizing process. This means the blade sits straight every single shave.

Whether you are currently purchasing disposable razors, razor cartridges at the drug store, or have signed up for a subscription program, investing in any Henson razor will have you seeing cost savings within the first year. On average a daily wet shaver will get a month's worth of shaving with 5 blades that are included. Purchase the HK-compatible 100 piece bulk pack and you will enjoy 2 to 3 years' worth of cost savings!



  • Closed Comb
  • Aerospace Grade Aluminum
  • Medium aggression with zero shaving irritation
  • Henson shaving mild vs medium: For finer hair and sensitive shaving areas, the Al13 Milder razor is recommended
  • Three-piece safety razor design 
  • Designed and manufactured with extreme precision in mind with exacting tolerances
  • Lightweight handle and balance for precision and maneuverability
  • Unisex for Men and Women 
  • Great for sensitive skin-Less chatter reduces razor burn and skin irritation
  • 5 Pack of Al13 compatible de safety razor blades included
  • Available in Jet black and Steel Blue


Safety Bar: Closed Comb
Aggressiveness: Medium
Compatible with RK Henson shaving Stainless Steel de safety razor blades that can be recycled in most metal recycling depots


Length: 4.01 inches (104mm)
Weight: 1.03 ounces (37g)
Made in Ontario, Canada


Handle material: Aerospace Grade Aluminum
Razor head material: Aerospace Grade Aluminum

*TheHenson Shaving Aluminum AL13Safety Razor requires the RK Hensen shaving Stainless Steel Double Edge safetyrazor blades.

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    Justin B.
    United States United States

    Not impressed

    The razor I received arrived with scratches and a couple dents on the razor. Not impressed in the slightest.