A Student Reed Knife found only at HB Oboe Reeds! A handcrafted knife using traditional Asian knife making techniques. Each stainless steel blade is forged into shape, hollow ground, then hardened to Rockwell 55, making the edge very strong, yet durable. This particular blade produces a very nice edge for the beginner and intermediate reed maker. It is sharp enough to make a reed with ease from start to finish. Each blade is polished and hand sharpened to 800 grit by Jende Industries - the best reed knife sharpener in the double reed world!