Howarth | Beginners Oboe Reed Making Kit




An ideal kit for the beginner reedmaker which contains the following essential items for reedmaking:

  • Howarth oboe mandrel
  • Flat plaque (nickel silver)
  • Howarth oboe cutting block
  • Chiarugi bevel edge scraping knife (widely known as ‘Rigotti’ knife)
  • Stanley knife (lightweight retractable)
  • Pliers
  • Small goldbeaters skin
  • Thread (polyester)
  • 2 x Howarth 47mm Oboe Staples, brass
  • Howarth oboe wire
  • 10 gouged & shaped canes approx 0.57mm thickness
  • Oboe Reed Making Book
  • Small pouch for containing tools (free)

Howarth’s Beginner Oboe Reed Making Kit has been the starting point for many of the UK’s top players and reedmakers. The kit includes all the essential tools and equipment necessary for reedmaking. Buying the kit represents a saving of over 10% on buying items individually, and you also receive a free simple tool pouch which can contain your equipment. Any item of this kit can be upgraded and the price you are charged will be adjusted accordingly. When ordering, please specify which items you wish to change, and what you want to replace them with.

Please specify Right- or Left-hand knife when ordering (you can do this at the next stage of purchase).


This product is not for sale to people under the age of 18 and will require an online age verification check. To confirm the recipient is over 18, valid photographic ID with a date of birth may also be required upon delivery. The driver will input your year of birth into their device and may then require an ID check to complete the age verification process.

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left handed reed knife, right handed reed knife