Auriou Tools are handmade made by a team of less than a dozen people at Forge de Saint Juery in France.
Forming the teeth is called 'stitching' and hand stitching is done on a polished, forged, blank by the drop of a traditional rasp-makers hammer onto a special barleycorn pick. This gives a slightly random pattern to the cutting teeth resulting in a smoother finish to your work.
Each Rasp is carefully stitched to the tip by hand. There are over 30 separate operations in making Auriou Rasps of which "stitching" is just one. The finer grade rasps will take a highly skilled stitcher as much as 90 minutes to complete. The blank is then heat treated by a special process used only by Auriou. These tools are precision shaping tools. Auriou is proud to be involved in keeping the best traditions of hand forged tools alive in this world of mass production.
Auriou Rasps taper to allow them to be used more easily and to add to their versatility. The Roughing Rasp, Cabinet, Modellers, Flat and Combo Rasps are available as right or left handed versions. This is unique to Auriou.
Fitted with our own Lie-Nielsen Maple handles.