Re: Bassoon Reed Makers Use Dull Blades?

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Trent Jacobs

I only rub my knife against a stone a few passes every so often to put a burr back on, but otherwise I don’t scrape. I use a really odd knife that only gets “dull” in three years, so I just replace the blade ($12 for a three pack!)

In general I think the burr is more important than how sharp it is for me, since that’s what actually grabs the cane. I don’t need to make a paper thin tip like my oboe playing friends.