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.