These chisels are made by a small tool manufacturer in the Czech Republic and are of exceptional quality. The blades are made from fine-grained, nicely tempered chrome-manganese steel and hardened to Rc 59. The blades take and hold an excellent edge. The blades are precision ground and have an excellent finish. As with all edge tool, they'll need sharpening before use. These chisels are an excellent value in a good quality tool. This set of ½" and ¾" Japanese style dovetail chisels are ground with acute 35 degree angles along both sides of the blades to provide excellent clearance into the tight corners of dovetails. The primary bevels are ground at 25 degrees. Blades are 5" long. Handles are stained beech and 5 1/4" long, 1 1/4" in diameter and have 2 antique brass ferrules. Overall lengths are 10 1/4". They come with an edge protector, but no retail packaging. In the August 2008 issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine, the Narex chisels earned Author's Choice for "Best Value" in the western style bench chisel category. FWW considered a number of criteria when determining the top performing chisels, including dovetailing, paring, chopping, durability tests, out of the box condition, tool ergonomics and edge retention properties.
Made by a small tool manufacturer in the Czech Republic
Blades are made from fine-grained, nicely tempered chrome-manganese steel and hardened to Rc 59
Blades ground with acute 35 degree angles along both sides of the blades for clearance into corners
Set come with 1/2" and 3/4" chisels
Handles are made from stained European Beechwood