Auriou has a very long tradition of making fine hand tools for the precison shaping of wood, stone & plaster.
This tradition of making tools for artists (since 1858) was interupted by closure in 2007 but a couple of hand tool enthusiasts re-started Auriou in 2008 with the new name of Forge de Saint Juery.
The new owners insisted that we concentrated on making quality traditional tools for our customers. We are customer led, not price led. We know our tools work for the purpose for which they are intended.
We do not outsource the forging of blanks, grinding, heat treatment or stitching. We have the necessary skills in our factory to make the fine tools that carry the Auriou name.
In 2009 we were asked to collaborate with company who wanted to use our Auriou brand on their tools. Please be assured we have not done this. All Auriou tools are made at Forge de Saint Juery, home of Auriou Toolsworks.
We are working from the same Auriou forge in the same premises in the little town of Saint Juery (hence the name of our forge). Please come and visit us.
We believe we are the only maker of hand made rasps and rifflers who do all the traditional processes "in house" at our forge. We do not sub-contact any part of the rasp and riffler making process. This allows us to keep a very careful eye on quality control.
We are recognised for making the finest hand stitched rasps and rifflers in the world and we are very proud of this. We are pleased to be working with master carver Chris Pye to produce his woodcarving tool sets. We are now making drawknives and holdfasts as well as stone, plaster and gilding tools.
We would be very honoured to have you as one of our customers.