Violin-maker’s knife made of Japanese steel


This violin-maker’s knife made of Japanese steel is a high-quality blade which offers an incredible cut, even with intensive use.

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This violin-maker’s knife made of Japanese steel is first and foremost a high-quality tool for all tasks related to violin-making. These are blades made by the famous Japanese master blacksmiths following the tradition of the great katanas. That is why they offer excellent sharpness, resilience and durability.

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Violin-maker’s knife made of Japanese steel

These blades are made of a combination of different qualities of hammered steel. In fact, it is a bit like a puff pastry. It is the same technique that gives them a great strength and robustness despite a very hard blade. By the way, the hardest part of this “sandwich” is in the middle. That is why all the blades have a central bevel.

Advantages of these knives

  • First of all, they are easy to sharpen as the mix of “soft” and “hard” steel allows you to work faster.
  • Furthermore, the hardness of the blade is really important, which makes it possible to achieve an unbelievable cut and to increase your precision on the most delicate jobs.
  • Secondly, they keep their sharpness over a very long period of time, even with intensive use.
  • Finally, they are also very beautiful and, if properly tended to, they will last for decades.


My review on using these blades

Personnaly, I’ve been using these blades for years in my workshop. After many researches and trials with European and American steels, I have found that the Japanese one was the best fit for me. I’ve lightly modified some blades so that they match my daily use. Moreover, it is possible to make a handle that fits your needs with a piece of wood.

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3mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm


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Delivery costs
Tracked letter Bow* Violin and Viola       Cello
France Free Free Free Free
DOM-TOM 7,00€ 20,00€ 25,00€ On request
Europe 7,00€ 17,00€ 25,00€ On request
World zone 1 7,00€ 25,00€ 30,00€ On request
World zone 2 7,00€ 30,00€ 60,00€ On request

*Large accessories that cannot be sent in a tracked letter format will be sent in the same class packaging as bows. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply a customs tax. Additional charges may apply depending on the content of the package. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the customs office in your country if you have any questions or concerns.

Deliveries for strings and accessories that measure under 3 cm are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the French Post Office. This applies both to national and international deliveries. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order shipped to you directly.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment can either be delivered directly to your home or to a pick-up location, depending on your preference, which you will be asked to specify at checkout.

I generally ship orders between 1 and 4 working days. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as when travelling, I may not be able to meet these deadlines. In this case I will inform you as soon as possible.

For shipments outside of France, transporters may differ depending on the daily quotation.

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