My grandfather's hand tools #2: E A Berg chisel

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Blog entry by Lucasd2002 posted 10-07-2014 02:42 AM 1847 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a Swedish E A Berg chisel. I haven’t found another one so it doesn’t appear that my grandfather had a set of these. I didn’t remember to take a “before” picture, but I will say that it was definitely not apparent that the ring on the shaft was brass when I started.

From some basic internet searching, these appear to have a good reputation, but I don’t know a thing about them.

I really need to make a mallet.

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 03:01 AM

Well, it’s a tang, not a socket. Nonetheless, it’s a “berg” as they say. probably value 25-50

My bubbamobile set of chisels is red plastic handle bergs.


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#2 posted 10-07-2014 01:59 PM

I found a couple of these at a junk shop a year ago and love them. They hold a nice sharp edge for paring or chopping dovetails in soft pine.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#3 posted 10-11-2014 06:14 AM

bo to ebay

Search berg chisels

modify search to ” completed items”

modify search by “highest price”

and shake your head really hard.

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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