The VK reed is completely new, both in terms of the material of which it is made and the method of obtaining the material, and is covered by an international patent.
The VK reed, and the material of which it is made, are produced in France in Bormes-Les-Mimosas. These reeds are 100% recyclable.
There are six Vandoren VK strengths available. All strengths fall between 2.5-3.5 traditional reed strength.
The VK strengths correspond to subdivisions by thirds of the usual half strengths
The VK reeds strengths corresponds to sixths of cane reed strength
The VK reed is currently only available for Clarinet.