We find it hard to overstate how good this tool is. Clip the tip of your bassoon reed safely, simply, and consistently.
The dark grey powder coated aluminum body and high carbon steel cutting barrel will last for thousands of reeds. It’s sized to accept bassoon, contrabassoon, and baroque bassoon reeds with this ease.
It’s engraved with ruled markings in mm’s for consistent tip to wire placement. The smooth sliding steel mandrel can be locked in place with the knurled nut. The extremely precise, lever-operated barrel mounted cutting blade ensures predictable, consistent, clean tips for your reeds, and almost no chance of nipping your fingers.
The blade is part of the barrel operated by the side handle. Put your reed in place, pull the handle down, and the barrel rotates to bring the blade to cutting position. Reposition the reed with ease and when ready, press down on the handle slightly, and the cut is made.
Made in Germany by Rieger.