A month ago I bought these chisels for about 10 dollars. I didn’t really know what it was before I began investigating.
I began by checking the names of chisels
3 of them are stamped “Ward”
5 of them are mortise chisels, the old pig sticker kind, but the handles were in bad condition. They were worm-eaten and split so I decided to replace them and they were quite rusty.
So I put them in some water with citric acid
And made new handels
This is how they look now.
They are not like new, but I think they ended up looking nice.
I haven’t sharpened them yet.
The are oblivious sharpened with a bench grinder and have a curved edge.
I am not sure if that’s the way to go or they have to be more straight?