The handles are not original. I made them out of applewood, which was the high end handle material offered by James Swan at the time. I made them to the original specifications, so they are exactly the handles that the set would have had new. They are individually hand fitted to the chisel sockets for a perfect, tight fit.The blades have some pitting, but not bad, and I chemically removed the rust and applied micro crystalline wax to prevent future corrosion. They have been flattened and sharpened with water stones and are absolutely scary - shaving - sharp! I should note here that these chisels have a slight bow. This is not a defect! They were made that way so that fine paring work can be performed without the handle hitting the wood surface. I have restored many antique chisel sets by many old makers and they were all made this way. It is so very rare to find a set in the original box with the interior labeling. Even a search in the mighty GOOGLE engine will not reveal the existence of a finer set of James Swan Chisels. I can personally vouch to the quality of Mr. This is a set that will bring you joy every time you pick them up, and that you will be proud to pass down through the generations. The item "AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket" is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels". The seller is "505staci" and is located in Midland, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.