Hand Forged Chisels
all start out with machine-made chisels, and then find out
quickly that the edge gives way within a very short time. How
pleasant then to discover that our hand-forged chisels will
go on for hours and days before you need to touch up the edge
with a hone, 15 seconds
and you are good to go again. Hand-forged chisels will take
and hold a superior edge that will last longer, reducing muscle
strain. Hand forged from modern carbon steel, with a flat back,
slight beveled edge and a comfortable socket handle, they are
a must for mortise and tenon work.
our hand-forged chisels follow the line of design of turn-of-the-century
tools, in their shape and unique socketed handle. But whereas
those old tools, until the advent of "silver steel",
were most often forge-laminated steel, our blacksmiths use
modern carbon steel. This allows them to create a sleeker,
somewhat lighter, yet tougher tool. Our hand-forged tools are
a delight to hold and to work with.
handles are turned from well seasoned, dry hard wood: American
hickory, or on request, ash, oak, and custom or exotic made
to order: cherry, purple heart etc. They offer a larger, palm-of-your-hand
sized grip and are treated with all-natural LAND
ARK wood finish. Choose from a short or long handle. You will notice the special attention placed
on the correct placement of all ferrules, the tapered fit and
folded over and hammered end grain, precisely fitted to withstand
blows with a mallet.
guards and holsters — Protect your investment
with a high-quality, handcrafted leather guard made of saddle-grade
leather which is stitched and riveted. Tip guards available
for framing and bench chisels, choose also one with a tie-string
or a belt holster. Tip guards for slicks and chisels come
with ABS plastic backing inserts.
sharpening tips look at our "Belgian