This 250 mm (10") cabinet maker's rasp is hand stitched (hand cut) by skilled craftsman at B&B Artigiana, which is a small family run company near Lake Como in Italy. It is made from C100 Steel which is similar in composition to 1095 Steel. B&B Artigiana make a variety of sculpting tools for wood and stone, including rasps, rifflers, chisels, gouges, and rotary rasps.
They have the unique capability to stitch rasps with square cut teeth, although they also make rasps with pointed, triangular teeth as supplied by other rasp makers. The square cut teeth on this rasp cut faster and leave a smoother cut than rasps with the same grain density of triangular teeth, which tend to leave grooves or scratches. One side of the cabinet maker's rasp is flat, while the other is rounded, with a radius somewhat flatter than a semi-circle. There are also teeth cut on the side of the rasp which makes it handy for cutting narrow grooves or details.
The square cut teeth on this 10" rasp leave a fairly smooth surface, equivalent to about a 10 to 11 French Grain Rating, yet cuts somewhat faster because of the square cut teeth. They are supplied with an unfinished wooden handle.
A great value in a 10" hand stitched, smooth cutting cabinet makers rasp. Supplied in a plastic case and with a light coating of oil - we recommend applying a light coating of oil after use. Made in Italy.