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 Re: OBOE reed knife
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2019-08-31 23:33

I don't know of any reed knife reviews. It really depends on what style and hardness of knife that you like, and also your preferred method of sharpening. Softer metal sharpens easier but the burr wears quickly. Harder knives take longer to put an edge on, but the burr lasts longer. The more expensive the knife, the better quality it generally is.

Forrest's has a good selection, and even a little blurb about how to choose a knife....click the link to "What Kind Of Knife Do I Need?"


I have several Landwell Model D in soft and medium hardness, plus I have one of the Chiarugi (Rigotti) in double hollow ground, all purchased from Forrest's.

I also recently got a MuseEcho Interchangeable, which is very nice and holds a very sharp edge but is a bit expensive.


For sharpening, I have a Wicked Edge Go system, which puts a tremendously sharp edge on any knife that has a flat top-blade like the Landwell, Rigotti, and MusEcho.


Here's a website with info about how to use the Wicked Edge system:

In my reed-making career, I have used Arkanses stones, Japanese water stones, ceramic stones and rods, and diamond "stones." The Wicked Edge is the best and most reliable and repeatable system I have ever used. My reed results are much better than with previous sharpening methods because I can sharpen more often while removing just barely enough metal so that my knives last a long time.

Bay Area, California

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