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I. Sorby, Punch Brand, Sheffield

CH140653 I. Sorby, Punch Brand, Sheffield A long, thin, 5/16" beveled paring chisel. Measures 13". A quality tool in wonderful as found condition except for the polished brass ferule, which held down the grading. G+ Sold





Buck Brothers

CH140664 Buck Brothers This is a matching set of 10 carving tools that were all once owned by a man who worked as a pattern maker for Standard Steel in Burnham Pennsyvania, a manufacturer of cast iron locomotive parts. I bought them from a collector who had bought them direclty from the original owner, who is now long since deceased. The set includes 4 swept gouges, 5 spoon gouges, and one spoon chisel. The handles are all original polished maple handles. All ten are in immiculate condition and should appeal to the connoisseur. Fine $349


Buck Brothers Buck Brothers

CH140624 Buck Brothers This is a matching original set of 9 beveled socket chisels. They are just a bit longer than butt chisels and are an ideal lengh for cabinetmakers. One handle has a bit darker wood and may have been switched, but it is the proper handle in every way. The handles are all marked Buck Brothers and have leather caps. The sizes are 1/8", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", & 2". In addittion, I have 1/4" and a 7/8" chisels that are of the correct type, but are not from this set. If you want these two to fill out the set, for an extra $60 you can buy them with the set. This set ranges from 8 1/2" to 9 1/4" in overall length. They have some light surface staining and a few have some very light pitting in patches, but nothing to worry about. This is a fabulous set of Buck Brothers chisels from their golden age. G++ to Fine- $395


James Swan, Best Cast Steel

CH140636 James Swan, Best Cast Steel A matching set of 10 long beveled socket paring chisels of the highest possible quality. James Swan made superlative quality chisels and these are representative of that work. The handles may be owner made, but they are old and very nicely done. The chisels were available with or without handles when new and it was not uncommon for the owner to make handles to his preference. The sizes are: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 7/8", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", and 2". Lenghts range from 12 1/2 to 14 3/4. Each and every one of these chisels is clean and crisp. They have been carefully cleaned by a collector, but they would have only needed a very light cleaning. They probably spent their life in a tool chest where they were well protected. One of the best chisel sets that we have had. For the the true connoisseur. Fine Sold


P.S. & W. No. 1 Extra

CH140617 P.S. & W. No. 1 Extra A heavy 2" timber framer's chisel. It has a blotchy and uneven patina but will make a great user. The handle looks orignal but has had a hard life. Good Sold





Handforged Corner Chisel

CH140619 Handforged Corner Chisel This is a classic blacksmith made corner chisel. It is not a refined and sophisticated tool, just a very nice example of an American country blacksmith. G+ $59





I Sorby, Sheffield, Punch Brand

CH140622 I Sorby, Sheffield, Punch Brand This the most delicate long beveled paring chisel that I can recall. It measures a fat 1/8" but the blade alone is 8 inches long, and overall it is over 13 inches. Polished boxwood handle. The mark is not crisp only because it was hard to mark such a small chisel without damaging it. It is in lovely as found condition. This chisel is probably post-War, but it is still a hand-forged, hand-ground chisel. The transition to the modern style machine forged blanks too place in the mid to late 50s. A gem. Fine Sold


T.H. Witherby

CH140557 T.H. Witherby A heavy 1 1/2" timber framer's socket firming chisel with a good original handle. The bevel needs regrinding. It is more rounded than straight and it has been slightly beveled on the back side. Priced to reflect the time it will take to get it all in order. G+ Sold




W. Marples & Sons

CH140560 W. Marples & Sons A 7/16" morticing chisel with a nice London pattern handle. I have not seen this type of handle used on a morticing chsel before, and it is possible that it was put on it later, but it certainly looks right to me and it is a proper polished boxwood handle of the period. The ferule is polished and the blade is lightly cleaned. The handle is untouched and lovely. G+ $55



W. Marples & Sons

CH140563 W. Marples & Sons A 3/4" in-cannel cranked gouge. Originally a patternmaker's tool, these are sought after today by people doing reproduction kentucky rifles. This one is a good size and sweep for that. G+ Sold





James Howarth

CH140519 James Howarth A very nice 7/16" morticing chisel by one of the all time best makers. This is an unsual version of the mark that has the full Howarth logo struck into the body. Retains a nice and probably original handle. Lightly cleaned. G+ Sold




Buck Brothers

CH140526 Buck Brothers A matching set of 3 paring chises and two gouges, all in wonderful as found condition. The sizes are 3/8", 1/2" and 1" paring chisels and 3/8" and 3/4" out-cannel gouges. The Buck Brothers factory was destroyed by fire in 1944 and tools marked Buck Brothers after that were only licensing the name. Genuine Buck Brothers tools, like these, are almost alway superb. My personal favorite paring chisels are a similar set. The 1" chisel has a chip in the edge that has to be ground out, but otherwise they are all a strong G++ Sold


James Swan

CH140533 James Swan A clean and ready to use 2" beveled firming chisel by a very respected American maker. Some people think that Swan chisels were the best American chisels. G++ Sold





Hewes

CH140544 Hewes This is a rare early 19th Century (possibly late 18th) hand-forged Pennsylvania 7/8'" corner chisel. It is in lovely original condition, having been properly waxed by a collector. The maker's mark is struck in two spots and the base of the socket is faceted in a decorative way. It is a bit short, but not worn out. The handle looks to be original and is nice. If you just need a corner chisel to use, please don't buy this one. This is a rare early American piece that belongs in a good collection. It came to us from an important Pennsylvania collection, where it resided for many years. G++ $159


Wm Marples

CH140427 Wm Marples A pair of Marples chisels that we got together, but may or may not be original to each other. They are a fat 1/4" paring chisel and a fat 1/8 sash morticing chisel. Both have nicely patined blades, but the ferules are polished and the handles are refinished. Nice quality users. G+ Sold




Tho Ibbottson & Co

CH140432 Tho Ibbottson & Co A 1/2" swan neck mortice chisel with a medium patina and a nice original handle. G+ $75






J. Howarth

CH140440 J. Howarth A particularly nice 1/8" traditional morticing chisel. G++ Sold






W. Staley

CH140412 W. Staley A nice as found 1/4" morticing chisel, missing its handle. Handles were often made by the owner's. This blade has a nice patina and is in crisp condition. It could use a light cleaning with a white pad and wax to remove the surface dirt. G++ Sold




I. Sorby, Sheffield, Punch Brand

CH140387 I. Sorby, Sheffield, Punch Brand A good as found 2" firming chisel in clean as found condition. This is how I like to find them. Measures 14" overall. A nice chisel for heavy work. G++ Sold





Buck & Hickman, Ltd

CH140392 Buck & Hickman, Ltd A 1 1/2" firming chisel in nice as found condition, except for the ferule, which has been polished. Nearly 13" overall. A very nice user chisel. There are some chips around the top of the handle. This combined with the polished ferule are why I rated it only G+ Sold




Gustav Rubens

CH140398 Gustav Rubens A nice, properly cleaned, 5/16" morticing chisel. Measures 12" overall. A great user with nice patina. G+ $45





Holland, London

CH1403100 Holland, London A 7/16" swan neck morticing chisel marked Holland, London, with the Holland duck logo. Holland was of course a competitor of Norris, and like Norris the also seems to have had a retail business. Other tools are sometime seen marked Norris, that were clearly bought in for resale. The sale is true for Holland, but this tools are not nearly as common. As one would expect from a tool sold by Holland, this is really first class example, It has an exotic wood handle with just bit of sapwood one side to set it off. The metal is in very crisp untouched conditon with a nice medium patina. For the serious Holland collector and connoisseur. G++ Sold


F. O. Pearson & Co. Sheffield

CH1403107 F. O. Pearson & Co. Sheffield A crisp 1/4" morticing chisel with a nice even light patina and a good original handle. G++ Sold






Ferd Rubens

CH140357 Ferd Rubens A 3/8" Dutch morticing chisel with a nice original live oak handle with an iron hoop. Appears to be near full original length and with a nice overall patina. Nicely cleaned by a collector. G+ Sold





I. Sorby, Sheffield

CH140344 I. Sorby, Sheffield A 5/8" long pattern maker's beveled paring chisel with a London Pattern boxwood handle. I have noticed one dealer selling paring chisels with the reproduction London Pattern boxwood handles that we used to sell. If we call a handle London Pattern, you can be assured that it is the real deal and not one of our repros. We only sell these handles in Rosewood now so that there will be no confusing them. This chisel has been nicely cleaned, except for the brass ferule, which is polished. Measures 12 5/8" overall. A wonderful quality chisel for the user, ground very thin as a good paring chisel should be. G+ Sold


Ward, W&P

CH140346 Ward, W&P This is a 1 1/2" wide long bevelled paring chisel, superbly well ground by one of the great Sheffield makers. It has a nice orginal handle and measures 15" overall. If only there were chisels this well made today. G+ Sold




S. J. Addis, London

CH140348 S. J. Addis, London A 7/16" in-cannel gouge. Not numbered but I would say that it is a #5. This is a London made Addis with a fantastic original 19th Century handle. G+ Sold





Yale Mfg Co. No 1 Ex.

CH140355 Yale Mfg Co. No 1 Ex. This is a little used 7/8" timber framer's corner chisel in nice as found condition with a great original handle. It is still sharp and would make a great user or collector's piece. G+ Sold





F. Dickinson

CH140366 F. Dickinson Friend Dickinson worked in Higganum Connecticut around 1849, according to the EAIA directory. This is the first example of his work that I have seen. It is a 3" slick that has a dark overall patina, but looks to be in well cared for condition with an original handle. Measures about 22" overall, or about 13 1/2" not counting the handle. A rare New England made tool that could probably tell some stories. G+ Sold


James Howarth, Sheffield

CH140370 James Howarth, Sheffield A lovely 7/16: out cannel gouge. The original handle is marked, "James Norman, Ripon". Possibly a retailer. Downton Abbey fans will note that Ripon is the closest town to Downton in the show, although in reality it is filmed nowhere near Ripon. This is a high-quality 19th Century gouge. G+ Sold




Oversruck

CH140372 Oversruck This is an unusal shallow gouge that is the size of a slick. There seems to be a mark overstriking the maker's mark. I think that maybe it started life as a slick, and the blacksmith who modified it, struck his mark over the original mark. I think that both marks could still be read, but I don't have time to mess about with it The handle has a great patina, as does the blade, which is 3" wide and in-cannel. It really doesn't look modified, but I can't think of another good explanation. A nice early American tool either way. Measures just over 20 inches overall. G+ $89


Gilpin

CH14034 Gilpin A 1/8" morticing chisel that has been overcleaned by an idiot. The end is rounded over so that it will get stuck in the moritice of you don't grind the bevel back past where it is rounded. Before the idiot got hold of it, this was a nice chisel, and can be brought back. Cheap Good Sold




W. Marples & Sons, Sheffield

CH14039 W. Marples & Sons, Sheffield A 1/4" morticing chisel. The blade has a nice survace except at the very tip there is some light pitting. You might want to polish this out, although on a morticing chisel it really doesn't make much difference. The handle is probably user made, and looks like stained maple, with a light tiger figure. Bargain priced. G+ Sold



T. Turner, Sheffield

CH140316 T. Turner, Sheffield A scarce sash coping chisel, with the original handle, also marked T. Turner, and 9/16". There is a shrinkage check on each side of the handle where the bolster goes in. It is stable and I would do anything about it. Possibly lightly cleaned, but essentially as ffound with a dark patina on the wood amd a medium patina on the metal. G+ $95



W. Staley

CH140236 W. Staley A nice clean 1/2" morticing chisel. The blade has a medium patina but there is very little patina left on the handle, which is a nice old handle that could be original. As long as you don't insist on your tools being as found, this s a very nice example. G+ Sold




S. J. Addis, London

CH140239 S. J. Addis, London A lovely as found #39 parting tool in 3/16" width, that is still sharp and usable after all these years. It has the original handle, made from an exotic wood. Probably mahogany but I am not sure. This is the gold standard in carving chisels. There has been a parting tool made in many a year that was ground as finely as this one. G++ Sold



Thomas Ibbottson & Co.

CH140241 Thomas Ibbottson & Co. A 1 1/4" wide London Pattern boxwood handled paring chisel. Measures about 14" overall. Cleaned by a British dealer, with the remains of rust on in spots. There is no rust near the cutting edge and this will make a great user. It is also a very attractive chisel despite having once been grossely neglected. When this chisel started out it was a connoisseur grade tool, made by a maker who also made irons for Thomas Norris. Bargain priced. Good Sold


Robt. Sorby

CH140243 Robt. Sorby A particularly nice 1/2" morticing chisel with a full iron and a lovely original handle. Crisp untouched original condition. This is as nice as they come and I rarely get them this nice any more. It takes me back to memories of 25 years ago when my friend Jim Wareham would supply me with as many of these chisels as I wanted from his picking grounds around Manchester. Those were the days. G++ Sold



Isaac Greaves

CH140248 Isaac Greaves A nice near full length 3/16" morticing chisel with a particularly nice original handle. The blade has been nicely cleaned and there is some light pitting left in spots but not near the cutting edge where it would matter. This chisel is better than most. G+ Sold




W. Marplles & Sons, Sheffield

CH14028 W. Marplles & Sons, Sheffield A 1" beveled long paring chisel with a good boxwood handle. It has been nicely cleaned except for the brass ferule, which has been buffed. Measures approx. 14 1/2" overall. The edge is ragged and needs grinding. G+ Sold




W. Marples & Sons

CH140195 W. Marples & Sons A superb 3/32" chisel for sash mortices or other very delicate work. As clean and nice as they come. This chisel might be post-war, but if it is, just barely, as it still has a hand hammered bolster and this went out pretty soon after the war. Connoisseur grade. Fine Sold




W. GIlpin

CH140177 W. GIlpin A massive 5/8" mortice chisel. The handle is recently made from some South Pacific rainforest wood. Not only did they use a wood that shouldn't be used, it isn't even on straight. It is slighly canted to one side. Traditional morticing chisels in this large size are very scarce and this is a nice one worthy of the trouble of making a new handle. G+ Sold



James Howarth

CH140130 James Howarth This is a clean and little used Howarth chisel, however, the blade has a slight bend to the right about 1 1/2" from the bolster. I am sure that it could be straightened. It measures just barely under 1/4" The handle looks original but does have a split where an idiot hit it with a metal hammer. A nice chisel but bargain priced due to its flaws. G+ Sold



J. Buck

CH140148 J. Buck A little used 1/2" swan neck morticing chisel with a boxwood handle. This chisel would rate higher if an idiot had not "cleaned" it with a wire brush. A great user. G++ Sold





T. H. Witherby

CH140121 T. H. Witherby A 1 1/16" corner chisel in nice clean condition. The handle is a modern replacment that was made with more enthusiasm that grace. A good user G++ Sold





J. B. Addis

CH131273 J. B. Addis A set of 12 small sized carving tools, all from the same owner. One handle is a little different than the others, but these all came together from the same original owner. They have all been cleaned in an English dealer style. Priced to sell quickly. G+ $199




S. J. Addis, W&P

CH131242 S. J. Addis, W&P A 1/2" wide, #39 V parting tool. Not an easy Addis chisel to find in this size. G++ $49






J. B. Addis & Sons, Sheffield

CH13126 J. B. Addis & Sons, Sheffield A group of 7 matching Addis carving tools, all from the same original owner, but none of them have an owner's mark. This, and the lack of wear on them, tell me that the original owner was most likly an amateur. The set comprises:
#21 spoon chisel 7/8"
#23 skewed spoon chisels in 1/8" and 1/4"
#27 spoon gouges in 3/8" and 3/4"
A fishtail gouge of about a #4 sweep, 7/8"
A #35 reverse spoon gouge 3/8" All in clean as found condition. For a discerning carver. Fine- Sold


S. J. Addis, W&P

CH131227 S. J. Addis, W&P A large 1" number 30 spoon gouge in pristine condtion. The handle is an American style birch handle. These chisels were often sold over here without handles and clearly this one was handled here. As good as they get. Fine Sold




S. J. Addis

CH13113 S. J. Addis A matched set of 6 boxwood handled carving chisels. 4 of the 6 are also marked by the retailer, H. Kelly of Liverpool. All of them have either an H or an A carved on the handles. I have not idea what that signifies. The set is comprised of: #1 - 9/16". #3 - 1/8" & 3/16" & 1/2". Finally, there are two 1/8" #10s. One has the H, and the other has the A carved on the handles. The only difference that I can see is that one has the bevel ground much more acute that the other. Priced cheaper than they would be one at a time. Fine- $195


C. E. Jennings Chisel set Number 71 C. E. Jennings Chisel set Number 71 C. E. Jennings Chisel set Number 71

CH121159 C. E. Jennings Chisel set Number 71 A complete matched set of 12 bevelled socket bench chisels ranging in size from 1/8" to 2". The handles are all perfect for one that has some of the leather top missing. The finger jointed chestnut box is in nice as found condition, but the glue is dried out and some of the corners need regluing. There are spots of light pitting on the backs of some of the chisels, but I don't think that this will interfere with them making a great working set. The chisels are from approx. 12" overall to 14" for the widest chisels. A complete set like this is a rare find. These chisels are as good a quality as any made, now or then. Most of the chisels rate fine but a few rate G+ Our consignor has just asked me to slash the price of this set to: Sold


Colquhoun & Cadman, Sheffield

CH1310111 Colquhoun & Cadman, Sheffield A 1 1/4" heaving firming chisel with a lovely boxwood handle. Nice as found condition. Approx. 14 3/4" overall. G+ $65





James Howarth, Sheffield

CH131057 James Howarth, Sheffield A very nice as found 1 3/8" wide long paring chisel with a tapered octagonal handle. Measures 14 1/4" overall. Highly recommended. G+ Sold





J. Grothaus

CH131062 J. Grothaus A really nice 7/16" heavy morticing chisel. I am not familiar with this Dutch maker, but I think that it is pretty early. It has been very lightly cleaned by a collector and looks as found, just as a properly cleaned tool should. There is a big check in the boxwood handle, which is pretty normal. The blade is near full original length. You can see the original bevel, and where it was sharpened, and less than 1/4" has been worn back. A wonderul tool. G+ Sold


D.R. Barton

CH130962 D.R. Barton A swept carving gouge, 1/4" wide and about a 7 sweep. The handle is a superb rosewood handle with an untouched brass ferule. The metal has light pitting, primarily on the lower part. This gouge was in my collection for over 20 years and I still think that it is a wonderful piece. Good $49




J. H. Sargent & Ward

CH130846 J. H. Sargent & Ward A 3/8" wide fishtail gouge with a very shallow sweep, about a #3 sweep, by J. H. Sargent. The other is a Ward 1/2" paring chisel that has been reground for some special purpose. Both were once owned by someone called Hughes. G+ $39




J. B. Addis, Sheffield

CH130822 J. B. Addis, Sheffield I bought these three carving tools together, but they probably were not new when the last owner acquired them. They have matching handles, but one has initials on the handle and another has a pattern stamped on to identify it. They are a 1/2" #5 (marked 5), a 9/16" #6 (not marked with the sweep), and a 5/16" #39 (marked). All three are in lovely original condition. G++ $95



Addis

CH130367 Addis This is an early Addis carving tool that is only marked Addis. It is a 1/2" undercutting chisel. It has a lovely polished rosewood handle. Sharp and ready to use. G+ Sold





Unmarked

CH130327 Unmarked This is a set of 4 Miller's Falls rosewood handled carving tools. Not the typcial small ones that you see, but their more scarce larger chisels. They have matching figured rosewood handles. I am not sure if they are from the same set because one of them has a different ferule than the other three and two of them are bolsterless style. Lovely as found condition. Fine $99



W. Gilpin W. Gilpin

CH120727 W. Gilpin A rare heavy framer's chisel of the 18th Century. 1 1/4" wide. The handle looks old and may be of the period. It certainly looks right on this chisel. Nice untouched condition with a light oxidized patina. G+ Sold




Two Horn Handled Carvers

CH120692 Two Horn Handled Carvers These two carving chisels were found together, and both have horn handles similar to the handles on horn handled cutlter. First is a #46 swept parting tool, 11/16" by S.J. Addis, London. Second is a swept straight chisel, 9/16" wide. This one is marked with an early Herring mark that I don't recognize, I. Herring & Son. The sweep may have been added at a later date. I only say this because I have not seen a similar example. Both of these are nice examples that have been properly cleaned by a consciencious collector. G++ $148


Ward W&P

CH120619 Ward W&P A nice as found half inch round nose scraper turning tool. A short tool, 11" overall, similar to those that came in a Holtzapfel triptych. Has a nice dark patina. G+ $29





I. Sorby

CH120575 I. Sorby A somewhat unusual form of chisel, a heavy firming chisel, 3/8" wide and just under 14" overall. The handle is boxwood. Sadly the ferule has been buffed bright, but otherwise in nice condition. It has been waxed. G++ Sold




Wm Brady & Son, Mt Joy, PA

CH120512 Wm Brady & Son, Mt Joy, PA An eight inch socket morticing chisel, this is a rare form for Brady, who was more known for axes and big slicks. Nicely cleaned by a collector. There is some light surface pitting, but nothing serious. The handle is marked Buck Brothers, so obviously it is not the original handle. A nice example of a rare American blacksmith made chisel. G+ $65



Buck Brothers

CH120436 Buck Brothers This is a remarkable set of 8 Buck Brother's chisel and gouges, all from one owner, and all is amazing untouched condition. They would all be bright except for old dried grease on the surface. There are four long paring chisels, 5/8", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" and 2. These measure 13 1/4 to 15 1/2". The gouges are of similar length, out-cannel, and measure 7/8", 1 1/4", 1 5/8", and 1 7/8". All but one has the early rectangular border mark, one gouge has the later stag head mark, but it is definitely from the same set. The socket handles are all original applewood handles. They are not marked Buck Brothers, which is consistent with there age, these chisels pre-date. that. One handle is missing and one handle has a split, which can be pulled up tight and glued. Besides this split, the handles and the blades are all Fine $465


Drummond Bros

CH120245 Drummond Bros A set of 12 special turning tools. The measure about 11 inches overall. All of the ash handles match. I believe that these are for ivory or other hard materials, not for wood. The bevels are very steep and they function as scrapers rather than cutters. They have some old dried grease on them and could use a bit of cleaning, but they are very crrisp and will clean up to at least G++ $199



Antique Chisel

CH1112210 W. Marples & Sons A lovely as found wheelwright's bruzz. Fifteen inches overall and 1/2" on an edge. Fine- $79





Antique Chisel

CH111246 Button Hole Chisel A really nice all metal button hole chisel that certainly looks 18th Century to me. Great untouched surface and still very sharp. One of the nicest examples that I have see of this scarce type of chisel. (Since I originally listed this chisel, it has come to my attention that these chisels, called button hole chisels by collectors, actually had nothing to do with button holes. I feel certain that they were for breaking wax seals on letters.) 11/16" wide. G++ $385





Antique Chisel

CH111033 Wm. Marples & Sons A #26 3/16 inch spoon gouge. This is a post-war chisel, later than we normally carry, but the handle is so well carved that it is a work of art. The top of the handle has been carved with a crown. However did it was very skilled. I really like this one. Fine $85





Antique Chisel

CH110734 Ibbottson & Co A 3/8" spoon gouge from a genuine 19th Century English carver's kit. Well worn, but still very sharp and ready to use. This tool is probably mid-19th Century, which is early for a carving chisel. G+ $36





Antique Chisel

CH110644 I Sorby, Punch Brand A 1/8" paring or fine morticing chisel. The punch logo is stencilled onto the polished boxwood handle. The handle is not on the chisel straight. It may have been pulled off and stuck back on at the wrong orientation. I don't know, but the chisel is not bent. Nice uncleaned condition. G++ $29





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CH110397 C. Hill, Sheffield A superb matched set of 23 carving chisels, all but 3 with matching polished boxwood handles, the other three having polished beech handles. This set is composed of smaller chisels, clearly for doing very fine detailed work. There are no big heaving chisels. There are 13 straight gouges, 3 straight chisels (all very small), a spoon gouge, a swept parting tool, 2 straight parting tools (39 & 41) and three special purpose tools that I have never seen before. Two of them look like fleams and the third like some kind of knife. These tools have been protected with grease and are very bright and clean, although old grease does remain in spots. They have not been cleaned other than to remove the grease. One ferule is missing. The 39 is the only one by a different maker, F. Q. Pearson & Co., a maker that I don't recognize. This kind of condition is found once in a blue moon. I have owned this set for 15 years and now I want somebody else to enjoy owning such a superb set of carving tools. Note that one of the straight gouges has had the end badly chipped and will need to be reground. It has an arrow pointing to it in the photo. For this quality, they are cheap. Fine Sold





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CH110294 John Brown's Patent, Sheffield I have had this chisel for over 10 years trying to find out something about it, and I have utterly failed. I have never seen another similar example, nor have any of the other experienced dealers and collectors whom I have shared it with. It is a 7/8" firming chisel with a most unusual bolster design. Measures 16 inches overall with a London pattern boxwood handle. G+ $385





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CH11027 W. Brady, Cast Steel A superb 4 inch wide slick made by a great Lancaster PA blacksmith. Great patina, a great original handle, this one has it all. Measures a bit over 34 inches overall. If you want just one great example of a hand forged American slick, look no further. G+ Sold





Antique Chisel

CH100158 Buck Brothers This is a very unusual tool, the purpose of which I don't know. I have never seen another like it. It has a socket type handle, but the the socket is keyed so that the handle can be used to twist. The blade is 3/8" wide. It has been speculated that it is a screw driver, but I don't buy that. The handle, which looks original, has leather washers at the top. Measures 12 inches overall. The metal appears to have been lightly wire brushed. A nice tool, whatever it is for. G+ $59





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