It features two special blades, designed by oboists, specifically for reed maintenance.
This knife was distributed exclusively through Oboes.ch, and whilst it belongs to the Wenger 120/130mm Series, it is unlike any other in the series, due to its specialised purpose.
- Reed pre-scraping blade
- Extra fine blade for reed-finishing
Both blades are non-locking.
The blades are thick, but beveled to a fine edge, with a different bevel angle on each blade.
They are used for scraping the reeds found in woodwind instruments. One blade is used for general work, whilst the other is designed for finer work near the tips of a reed.
They are not made from the typical Wenger knife steel, rather 440-C-special steel, hardened to 59-60HRC.
Available with ‘new’ and ‘old’ Ranger scales/frames in red or black nylon.
Available in left or right-handed versions: The left-handed version simply bevels the blades in the opposite direction, making it easier for left-handed use.
The Swiss-Star oboe knife was developed in a collaboration between oboes.ch, Wenger, and Klötzli of Bern. The knife is exclusive to Oboes.ch which makes it available through its resellers.
The company Oboes.ch was founded in 1990 by Renato Bizzotto, an oboist with many years orchestral experience (Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Aargau Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Radio Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Opera Orchestra ...)
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Due to the very specialised nature of this knife, there are no related knives.