Note: Auriou tools are made by a team of less than a dozen people at the Forge de Saint Juery in France. Each Rasp is carefully stitched to the tip by hand—the finer Rasps will take a highly skilled stitcher as much as 90 minutes to complete. There are over 30 separate operations in making their Rasps of which "stitching" is just one. These are quality tools for precise shaping, and we understand quality takes time. The availability of Auriou tools can fluctuate, but we think you'll find these tools worth the wait. Please contact our sales office for more information or help placing an order.
Auriou Gouges are forged by hammering out a steel blank to length before profiling the cross section. This helps creates a resilient grain structure in the metal which, when hardened to Rockwell 58C, underpins their great edge-holding properties. These gouges are good examples of how hand forged tools, made in a traditional manner, possess a delicacy that is hard to match.
Fitted with octagonal Ash handles and tapered Brass ferrules. Available in 8 sizes: