In answer to “how do I sharpen a hollow ground oboe knife?”:

I know what you’re talking about and used to study with a symphony player. He was really into making his own reeds, so of course insisted that I do so. I think I purchased a kit through him and perhaps it is around here somewhere, though I’m not sure. I haven’t played much oboe lately.

Anyhow, I studied with him for several years and I don’t ever recall having to sharpen the knife or anything else during that period. The imported bamboo seems as if it would be so much less sharp than a blade, I wonder how much wear there really is.


Yes. You. Must. Sharpen. Your. Knife. A. Lot.


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