These premium-quality shaping tools have been hand made in France by
a small family-owned company since 1856. They are more expensive than
others, but the care taken in shaping and polishing the blank before the
teeth are raised and hardened ensures a superior result.
Skilled hand cutting (or "stitching") produces densely patterned,
randomly spaced teeth of a regular height, resulting in a tool that cuts
efficiently yet leaves no scratch pattern. The blades are stitched to
the very edge, allowing you to work to an adjacent surface, and their
tapered tips permit a tight stroke to concentrate the cut over a small
area. They are graded according to the "grain" of their teeth;
grain 6 is coarse and for major stock removal, while grain 15 is extra
fine, ideal for delicate work.
All cabinetmakers, modellers, and round rasps have comfortable
walnut handles. Excellent tools, produced with care and attention to detail.