The LIOGIER workshop is located south west of Lyon, France. Noel Liogier continues the century-old family tradition making high quality hand-stitched (hand cut) rasps, and has been the largest producer in Europe for many decades. Liogier was recently awarded the elite status of ‘Ambassador of French Excellence’ by the French government, representing the nation’s finest craftmanship and joining an elite group which includes Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Hand-stitched rasps differ greatly from machine-made ones. They provide faster stock removal under excellent control and with a surprisingly good finish due to the ultra-sharp random teeth, which extend right to the edges and points.
The Liogier range is the most extensive available and includes many rasps and rifflers for specialist applications, along with a comprehensive range for more general use.
Every rasp is made to order in the Liogier workshop, and is produced for you left or right handed at no extra cost. For general use the Traditional range is a ‘lifetime’ tool, but for professionals working very hard woods every day, the exclusive Sapphire range is even harder, measuring an astounding 3800 Vickers (a typical wood chisel will be about 800 Vickers, 62 Rc).
We also produce for surgical applications. Some of the techniques and methods used in production were developed for surgical applications first – every rasp or riffler is made by hand with surgical precision.
Once you try one you’ll be converted for life – these tools are far more versatile and everyday-useful than many realise.
Please watch this short video to gain an understanding of our craftsmanship.