Over recent years I have acquired a vast range of reed-making equipment, much of it for the sake of comparison whilst writing Understanding the Oboe Reed. This page will be renewed from time to time to show additional items that are no longer needed and are now For Sale.
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Please note: no trials and returns unless by special arrangement
(e.g. rare cor anglais crooks).
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LORÉE COR ANGLAIS / ENGLISH HORN BELL
In the design of recent years, including a vent for low-B (optional: this need not be connected for older instruments; the pad remains closed). When exchanged for that of an earlier instrument, this bell can hugely enhance sonority and presence. Rewardingly resonant, with a beautiful swirl in the grain. Used professionally in the studio and in top London orchestras.
Preserves or refines intonation around Middle E and F.
Please email to request a trial. £500.00
RIGHT-HANDED REED KNIVES
(See Graf, below, for Left-Handed too)
All knives have been fine-sharpened prior to sale.
1,2,3) Gregson #4 Bevelled Knives, 74 mm blades, fruit-wood handles
(New price, £78.00):
Three, new (though sharpened) each £59.00
4,5,6) Barry Chilton Bevelled Knives (77. mm blades)
2 used, in good condition, now straight facet £27.00
1 little used, still mostly hollow-ground £39.00
These superb bevelled knives were the British standard before the Gregson knives became available.
7) Jany Berthelot heavy (79 mm) bevelled blade, hollow-ground to a uniquely small radius, little used. A practical knife, especially forgiving when removing the bulk of the cane.
(New price: €67.50) £42.00
8) Graf (Swiss) folding double-hollow-ground heavy razor (“jack-knife”)
(New price €157.50) Used, though blade still excellent. £62.00
MAY ALSO BE USED LEFT-HANDED
9,10) Graf (Swiss) (two) double-hollow-ground lightweight knives
(New price: £85.00) Primarily sharp light finishing knives. Well used.
MAY ALSO BE USED LEFT-HANDED
12) Chiarugi Bevelled Knife, unused (New price: £22) £16.50
13) Vitry obtusely bevelled knife. Used. £6.50
Rare! Harry Baker knife (Britain’s prime reed-maker until the 1960s)
14) a long blade set into a fruit-wood handle, well used, but essentially sharp for all-round work, £29.50
16) Rare and hard to obtain: highly sought after previously by such as Anthony Camden and Michael Winfield: a large 115 * 21 mm American (plane?)-blade (bevelled) set into a beautifully sculpted hand-made hardwood handle. Unused except for sharpening. A precise yet immediate and heavy all-purpose knife, beautifully balanced, to simplify the workflow. £79.00
17) Similar; a Sears Roebuck 4 3/8 inch ‘Craftsman 18157’ bevelled blade well balanced by a fruitwood handle. Little used, full of remaining life. £55.00
Two multi-coloured Helin Mops (silk?), for MIDDLE JOINT only.
Wire Handles. Unused. £6 for the pair
EASEL All Steel. 71.3 mm between end-stops. Very clean. £7.50
Seiko ST-747 Black. Used but clean, in box £ 7.50
Korg (Black on White). Used but working £ 6.00
REED BOXES ‘leather’-covered, each for 3 Cor Anglais or Oboe d’Amore Reeds
(New price: € 35.00) 2, used but clean each £ 9.25
GOUGING MACHINE CARRIAGE PUSHER-ROD
5 mm ball on angled metal rod, set into fruit-wood handle £5.00
KNIFE-SHARPENING (HONING) STONES (
1) Hard Arkensas (Smith’s) Oilstone 102*52 mm, in Wooden Box, little used: £17.00
2) India (Oil) Stones, two (202*52*26 mm) double-sided, well used, so smoothed and excellent for finishing. New price, £34.00) each £10.50
ALL WITH FREE POSTAGE