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English Mortise Chisels

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Blog series by Brit updated 09-15-2013 05:02 PM 1 part 6369 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Design Details

09-15-2013 05:02 PM by Brit | 22 comments »

I picked up this I. Sorby English mortise chisel with the Punch logo the other week and finally got it cleaned up and put back into service. The chisel is 33cm (13”) long and 7mm (a touch over 1/4”) wide at the back. The handle is an oval shape and tapered in both directions. The end of the handle is slightly domed to help prevent a glancing mallet blow from chipping the side of the handle. A hard leather washer separates the handle from the bolster. The cross-section of...

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