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Where are the fishtail gouges Michel Auriou?

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Well, the French don't like to rush so nearly a year after the planned launch of 7 new delicate fishtail carving gouges designed by British master carver Chris Pye, the forge manager at Auriou Toolworks Michel Auriou has stuck his head above the parapet to announce that they are "almost ready to be finished". Yes, a typically vague Gallic commmitment...what does it mean exactly? ....well nobody really knows...not even the man himself.

Further interogation has yielded more shoulder shrugging and intellectual procrastination but seasoned observers of this behaviour detect a faint clue and believe the wait is very nearly over. The latest hope is that these long awaited beauties will see the light of day in June 2016