Antique Bent Front Gouge Chisel 5/16 inch
This is a very nice early 1900's era gouge carving chisel that is not marked by the maker. A very nice mimumal sweep, short bent, fish tail spade gouge chisel with a minimal arc in the width of the chisel cutting edge area giving the user a better cutting position, sometime call a curved front carving gouge chisel. In the old Addis catalog, (if this was an Addis chisel) it would be closest to a No. 24 in the gouge arc or sweep, (nearly flat) combine with about the maximum short bent front shape. The steel alone measures 3.75" long from the sharp cutting edge (out-channel sharpened) to the handle. The chisel overall length is 9". The handle is the tapered round shape type, very nice turning, has no cracks, no chip, very little wear, nice looking, very solid, well attached, has some past owner's intials stamped on the handle in 3 places, good brass furrule. The steel is of very good quality, and has a nice cutting edge on it also. I bought it from the same estate that included several Addis and other top quality English chisels as well. A top quality chisel that has lasted many years! In good++ condition overall!