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#1 posted 05-25-2012 02:07 PM

For modern, I’d say Iles chisel

or Iles chisel

The Blue Spruces are absolutely gorgeous but I don’t own them
For vintage, I’d agree about the Stanley 750s. I like Butcher and Witherby myself but you’ll probably have to rehandle them unless you want to spend a ton.
The Barrs are insanely beautiful but very limited in size offerings. Over $100 a chisel can put you pretty close to some very high quality japanese chisels but not close to the best (see below, ouch). The Barrs are also very close to their Japanese brother
Japanese (Price: $306.50):

Barr ($105)

Or you could get this really ugly set of Damascus, lol (I’m joking about the ugly, obviously:))

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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