This is an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING set of 8 early James Swan chisels! These are in the Firmer style, which is more rare than the bevel edge style.The handles are not original. I made them out of Gaboon Ebony(very old stock, old school quality). I made them to the original specifications, see the last photo from an early James Swan Catalog. They were polished to a high natural luster and then waxed. They were then individually hand fitted to the chisel sockets for a perfect, tight fit.
The average length of the blades from tip to shoulder is 6 1/4 inches. Just 1/4 inch shy of full length when they were new, which is amazing since they are over 100 years old!! Some of the blades have some pitting. They have been sharpened with water stones and are absolutely Scary - Shaving - Sharp!
Here are the aproximate widths. I can personally vouch to the quality of Mr. The steel quality is amazing!They sharpen relatively easily and will cut hardwood for a LONG time before getting dull. This is a set that will put a big childish grin on your face every time you pick them up, and that you will be proud to pass down through the generations.
The item "EBONY HANDLE JAMES SWAN FIRMER SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique" is in sale since Sunday, September 8, 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.