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 OBOE reed knife
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-08-31 03:43

Does anyone know of a website that does a good review on reed knives ? I have been looking and will still look but so far I am just finding stores that want to sell a certain knife.

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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?"

https://www.forrestsmusic.com/knivesandcutters.htm

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.

https://www.musecho.com/products

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.

https://wickededgeusa.com/collections/sharpeners/products/wicked-edge-go

Here's a website with info about how to use the Wicked Edge system:
http://www.doublereededge.com/using-wicked-edge.html

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.

Dane
Bay Area, California

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 Re: OBOE reed knife
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-09-02 02:44

ok thanks i will look up those sites

what do you think of the diamond stones- the metal with green plastic dots showing through.

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 Re: OBOE reed knife
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2019-09-03 07:55

Those diamond stones can be very good if you get the right grit. Use 800/1000 for daily sharpening and 400/600 for a really dull knife.

Dane
Bay Area, California

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 Re: OBOE reed knife
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-09-11 05:56

thx what do you think of Chiang double Hollow ground knife

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 Re: OBOE reed knife
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2019-09-11 21:12

I have never used a Chiang knife, but it may be a Chinese copy of the Landwell Model D knife...the handle and blade shape are similar.

I am confused by it, however, because on the one hand, they say it's a double hollow ground knife, which is normally able to be used both left- and right-handed, but on the Hodge website you have to choose from left- or right-handed, which normally occurs only with wedge ground knives.

Also, because of the thinness, it appears that this kind of knife would be best for detail work rather than roughing out work, which is similar to the Landwell.

Dane
Bay Area, California

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 Re: OBOE reed knife
Author: mschmidt 
Date:   2019-09-14 06:26

At Forrests Music, they sell the Landwell D (for $158.00) which is non-handed, but they also sell a less expensive Landwell ($108.00) which is still double hollow ground, but handed.

The listing for the cheaper knife: "An excellent Canadian made double hollow ground knife, available made of soft, medium, or hard steel. The leading and trailing edges are ground at different angles, which is what makes this a handed knife. Available right or left handed.

So it is not necessarily the case that a double-hollow-ground knife is not ground to be a left or right hand knife. I have this less-expensive Landwell knife and it is the best knife I have ever owned.

The description of the Model D: "An excellent Canadian made double hollow ground knife. The model "D" is non-handed and is thinner and more delicate than the standard double hollow ground models. It is made of medium hardness steel only."

Mike

Middle-Aged Amateur


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 Re: OBOE reed knife
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-09-14 08:49

Well I bought at Chang knife I'm very happy with it I love the rounded\ top of the blade and for rough work or use an inexpensive Bevel knife

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 Re: OBOE reed knife
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-09-14 08:51

I tried the land well when I was at Forest it's OK but I like the chang knife better because it's a tad heavier

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