We are pleased to add this 1/10″ mortising socket chisel, made by Ken Hertzler of York, PA, to our product line. A narrow chisel is essential for side escapement plane making, and it will certainly find other uses when necessary to get into confined spaces.
The chisel is made of O-1 tool steel, with the blade portion hardened and tempered to Rc 58-60. The blade has been surface ground on all sides and the bevel. (It should be honed on a fine stone before use.) The handle is made of black cherry, and is fitted to the blade with a friction fit taper. A solid rap will firmly seat the handle into the socket. Socket chisel handles are less likely to split in use, and can easily be removed for replacement if needed.
The usable portion of the blade is about 4″ in length, and tapers from 1/4″ tall just behind the bevel to 3/8″ where it joins the socket. Overall chisel length including the handle is about 9 1/4″.
Price is $97 plus shipping.