#1
I feel very lucky to have acquired this Henckels Henso set:[Image: 20150709_074110.jpg]
It's beautifully made and even has a little leather cushion inside the case to protect the razor head:[Image: 20150709_073806.jpg]
I'm familiar with Henckels straights and their legendary Rapide SE but the Henso DE is a new one to me.

This is a heavy chunky razor with a toothcomb and everything about it is quality:[Image: 20150709_074132.jpg] [Image: 20150709_073935.jpg]<br />
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Not really sure what the metals are, nickel plating and brass maybe except the golden metal seems yellower than brass and hasn't really tarnished:[Image: 20150709_073831.jpg] [Image: 20150709_073817.jpg]
And it's shaves in a very unusual way and I was instantly surprised at the smoothness - there's almost no blade gap and very little blade exposure so it feels well behaved and controlled like a NEW yet somehow there's still a lot of blade feel and it seems to be R41/FaTip efficient as well as being very very very smooth.
In fact this is the smoothest DE I have experienced and the shave has left my face feeling massaged and conditioned. Perhaps this is a characteristic of toothcombs since I had a similar experience with the GBS Roanoid razor, though the Henckels is much more powerful.

I seriously need to shave with this razor some more but on its first outing it is great performer - one of the most efficient DEs I've used and unquestionably the smoothest.

Has anybody else shaved with a Henso, and when were they made?

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#2
Second shave with the Henso this morning and it confirmed for me what a gorgeous shaver this is. [Image: 20150718_074044.jpg]
I read a description elsewhere which said that the Henso shaves like a more aggressive New Improved and that seems like a fair description to me.
In other words a fantastically smooth but very punchy razor!

So has anybody else shaved with a Henso?

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#3
Did a direct comparison between the Henso and the New Improved this morning:[Image: 20150722_064220.jpg]<br />
There's no denying that the gold-plated New Improved is a beautiful thing at, at 76g, is 16g heavier than the Henso.
It's also an incredibly smooth shaver and definitely my favourite Gillette.

In the hand, the Henso feels almost identical and is equally as smooth on the face but is noticeably more bitey which I prefer.

So for me the Henso and the New Improved are both great looking razors which are very similar in terms of feel and shave, but the Henso is slightly more aggressive.

It would be very interesting to know a bit more about the Henso and to hear some comparisons from other Henso users...if there are any...

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#4
Another Henso shave this morning.[Image: 20150724_094656.jpg]
Coming back to it after the New Improved (which itself is incredibly smooth), I am amazed that the Henso is even smoother...

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#5
Please can you upoad pictures from some other host (imgour maibe) Henckel is my unicorn and I really want to see pictures of him
#6

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Foxboro, MA
(08-28-2017, 05:50 PM)Kameo Wrote: Please  can you upoad pictures from some other host (imgour maibe) Henckel is my unicorn and I really want to see pictures of him

Yeah, all we see is a big dark grey square.
#7

Vintage Razor Fan
Southwestern NY
(08-28-2017, 05:50 PM)Kameo Wrote: Please  can you upoad pictures from some other host (imgour maibe) Henckel is my unicorn and I really want to see pictures of him

(08-28-2017, 11:45 PM)Cliffnopus Wrote:
(08-28-2017, 05:50 PM)Kameo Wrote: Please  can you upoad pictures from some other host (imgour maibe) Henckel is my unicorn and I really want to see pictures of him

Yeah, all we see is a big dark grey square.

Photobucket has changed their service since the pictures were uploaded to this thread a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, it appears as though mjclark has not frequented DFS in almost a year and a half. Unless he receives alerts to his email, I doubt he will even know of your requests. Sorry, folks!
-Rob
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