Hand made in France, premium-quality Auriou rasps are more expensive than others, but the skill used in forging the blades and hand cutting (or stitching) the teeth ensures a superior result. The densely patterned teeth leave no scratch pattern, and the blades have tapered tips for a tight stroke to concentrate the cut over a small area.
While they can be characterized as half-round rasps, the slender profile and finer grain of the modeller's rasps lend them to detail work such as touching up carvings and scrollwork.
The flat side of the blade is slightly cambered to allow rasping a flat surface without digging in. Their right- or left-hand biased teeth allow you to make natural angled strokes without compromising cutting efficiency.
Comfortable walnut handles.