When does a gong have eight sides? When it is made by Martin Blase, master gong maker in Germany. I obtained this gong from Martin last summer in his studio after hearing its amazing sound.
My wife says the sound of the Octogong shatters old patterns and paradigms due to its flattened corners and I must agree with her (because I am a smart man!).
Martin joked when I asked why he made an eight-sided Gong with flat edges. “Some people say that the earth is flat and gongs are round. I say the earth is round and some gongs can be flat.” Well, the translation may have been a little rough, but I was happy to get my flat edge gong – the Octagong!