For the beginning reedmaker, a high-quality reed-making kit. Some sellers will offer “student” tools in a kit like this, which are of substantially lower quality – but this set incorporates all of the same tools and supplies that I use myself.
At three levels:
The Adjustment Kit comes with a Double Hollow Ground Knife, Mandrel, Plaque, Cutting Block, and an Arkansas Sharpening Stone, all in an attractive and roomy felt case.
The Reedmaker’s Kit includes everything from the Adjustment Kit, adding a spool of thread, a Baker’s Dozen of shaped and folded cane, and 6 synthetic cork tubes.
The Deluxe Kit includes everything from the Reedmaker’s Kit, adding some gifts sure to make your oboist smile! An upgrade from synthetic cork tubes to Premium Chiarugi tubes, a magnetic reed cup for your stand, a silk swab, a convenient swab extractor for safety, and a copy of my 2016 CD, Music That Should Have Been Written for the Oboe.