Auriou has a long tradition of making fine hand tools for the precison shaping of wood, stone & plaster.
This tradition of making tools for artists (since 1856) 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.
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.
Our skilled workforce have the necessary skills to make the fine tools that carry the Auriou name. Our brand and quality is envied as in 2009 we were asked to collaborate with another French rasp making company who wanted to use the Auriou brand on the tools made by them. Please be assured we have not done this. All Auriou tools are made at Forge de Saint Juery, home of Auriou Toolworks.
We working from the same Auriou forge at the same premises since 1967 in the little town of Saint Juery (hence the name of our forge). You are welcome to 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, for wood and stone and we are very proud of this.
We also make firesharp stone carving chisels for working on marble and soft stone (sandstones and limestones etc).
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 also sell Lie Nielsen Hand Tools in France as their authorised dealer.
We would be very honoured to have you as one of our customers.
You can buy tools here on our web site (we are improving the site every month) here or through any of our approved stockists worldwide.
Thank you very much for your support of our small traditional forge.