VINTAGE WOODWORKING HAND TOOL NOTES

BRITISH WOODWORKING CHISELS

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Typical boxwood handled British firmer chisel

Sheffield steel was famous for its uniformity and edge holding properties and Sheffield tool makers were long renowned for the quality of their products. The Sheffield tool makers universally forged their tools from cast crucible steel billets which produced simple high carbon steel chisels and plane irons.

Benjamin Huntsman and Crucible Steel:


Wm. Marples & Sons and Robert Sorby sash mortise chisels

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Wm. Marples & Sons No. 737 Sash Mortise Chisel with boxwood handle

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Wm. Marples & Sons Shamrock brand decal

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Stamping on blade

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Robert Sorby sash mortise chisel with boxwood handle

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Sorby "Kangaroo Brand" handle decal

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Stamping on blade


Wm. Marples & Sons and Spear & Jackson firmer chisels

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Wm. Marples & Sons No. 317 Firmer Chisel with boxwood handle

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Wm. Marples & Sons Shamrock brand decal

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Stamping on blade

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Spear & Jackson 1ΒΌ" wide firmer chisel with cocobolo handle

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Stampings on blade


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W. Butcher 3/8" wide paring chisel with boxwood handle

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Stampings on blade



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