This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Oct 5, 2012

Rattlesnake by Corvus...

What what what? Forgery?? Chinese copy? Counterfeit? Not at all!
It seems that the german Bocarina distributor has found a new market. The South African nose flute is hereafter avalaible branded by Corvus Inh. H. Gramsch, based in Kirchentellinsfurt (near Tübingen, Germany).

The flute has been included in the "Rattlesnake" line, dedicated to percussion instruments. It is already avalaible from Kids-and-science and Big thanks to our friend DonLuis for having shared this info.


  1. Looking at the picture, BOCARINA and Rattlesnake are different flutes.How does this Rattlesnake play?


    Job te Pas
    Den Haag

  2. Hello Job,

    I think your are deceived by the light they used for the picture. Indeed, this is a real Bocarina. I don't want to reveal things that do not pertain to us, but those are the result of the deal between Mr. Schuermans and his german distributor Dan Moi. The Corvus Rattlesnake is just a "different branding" for another type of distribution (toy catalogs).

    All the best,