These woodworking rasps are made by Narex Bystrice in the Czech Republic. Narex is a highly respected tool manufacturer and has been making exceptional quality edge tools for over 95 years. The blades are made from tool steel and then hardened to RC 45. The blades are stitched with a CNC machine which produces a uniform tooth pattern and height allowing for a steady removal rate and an even finish. Handles are made from hard and dense European Hornbeam and are 1 ½” in diameter for a firm grip. Handles have solid brass ferrules. These are well-made rasps at a very reasonable price.