Canadian Henson Shaving produces a series of high-end razors that offer a unique shave without irritation. With precision as a focal point, Henson Shaving has managed to produce a razor offering a super shave, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
From the beginning, Henson Shaving has strived to offer razors that are shaped to perfection. The founders sought out one of Canada's leading aerospace manufacturers with the necessary precision and skills to build structural components for e.g. Mars Rover, International Space Station and low Earth satellite (LEO) programs.
They started a collaboration, and it turned out that it was possible to produce an extremely precise razor – but that it was an expensive pleasure. The next challenge was therefore to bring Aerospace quality into a razor and at an affordable price. The mission was accomplished!
Every component of the Henson razor is precision machined to achieve extremely tight tolerances and incredibly high quality. The precision allows for consistent blade spacing and blade exposure, which minimizes irritation and provides a smoother shave every time. It's time to take your shaving to the next level - and feel the difference precision offers.
The razor is available in several different colors, but all are made of aerospace-grade aluminum. The ergonomics of the light razor are in a class of their own and it has some well-thought-out details. The razor is available in a MILD and a MEDIUM version. The only difference between these is the blade opening and blade exposure. The MEDIUM version is more aggressive and good for strong, coarse hair - while the MILD version will be the one that suits 8 out of 10 users.
Technical details and difference between MILD, MEDIUM og AGGRESSIVE:
AL13 MILD - 0.68mm blade opening and 0.033mm blade exposure.
AL13 MEDIUM - 0.85mm blade opening and 0.058mm blade exposure.
AL13 AGGRESSIVE - 0.98 mm blade opening and 0.09 mm blade exposure.
Henson Shaving's namesake, William Samuel Henson, was a former aeronautical engineer and inventor. Henson invented the modern form of the razor: the 'T' shaped DE razor, and patented it in 1847. However, further improvements were needed to make the DE razor usable by all.
In 1901, Gillette combined Henson's T-shaped DE razor with disposable blades and produced the modern razor as we know it. Since the early 1900s, the safety razor has remained relatively unchanged, but the market has recently been flooded with manufacturers looking to jump on the eco-friendly trend.
As the individuals (who would soon end up starting Henson Shaving) began to look at the manufacturing options available, it became frustratingly clear that the “standard approaches” of molding and coating the razors lacked precision. Not exactly something you want in a razor, as the precision is very important for the shave. The team behind Henson Shaving sought to find a solution to this problem.