|Forum topic by Picken5||posted 09-02-2016 04:00 AM||608 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
09-02-2016 04:00 AM
I was at an estate sale last week and came home with a Stanley try square, and 5 chisels for $11. All the chisels except for one (the 5/8”) were missing the handles and although they all looked pretty rough, only one (the 1”) looks like the rust pitting may be so bad I can’t clean it up. After limited cleanup, I’ve identified them as:
3/8” Swan (blade length: 5-3/8”; blade & socket length: 7-5/8”)
Some the edges were amazingly sharp and only appear to need some honing to make them work well. All the backs seem pretty flat, but I’m sure they’ll all need some “tuning”. And I know I can make new handles for these. Based on what I learned about the owner at the estate sale, I’d guess these chisels are between 40 and 75 years old.
Does anybody know anything these? I’m considering cleaning & sharpening them and making new handles. I’m not a collector, just interested in using them myself. Are they worth the trouble?
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