From my personal collection. This is an absolutely UNBELIEVABLE set of early James Swan diamond back timber framing chisels! American Dogwood handles with the center of the branch going straight down the center of the handle. Patterned precisely after the original design. The largest slick(3 wide) has a curly hard maple handle, also in the original pattern. A little more on Dogwood. It is not commercially available and not well known, but it is my first choice for a tough and beautiful handle material. It is MUCH harder and tougher than even hickory! It also has a very fine grain and a milky, cream color that is even more gorgeous that in the pictures. It Is similar to English boxwood in grain and texture, but whiter in color. You will love this wood! Laminated steel blades(all but the 1/4 inch). Flattened and sharpened on water stones. Scary – shaving – sharp! Some pitting on some, hardly any on others. Sizes(approximately): 3 wide by 31 1/2 overall! 2, 1 3/4, 1, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, and 1/4. These are the finest timber framers that you are ever likely to see. Do a Google or Pinterest search and see if you can even find a photo of a comparable set. The laminated steel is nothing short of legendary, and there is no finer maker than Mr. I assure you that they will put a big childish grin on your face every time you pick one up! The item “UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique” 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.
- Brand: James Swan
- Featured Refinements: Vintage Chisel
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