The original 8105 range of Narex chisels have a few characteristics that differentiate them from other general purpose bevel edged chisels in this price range. Narex chisels are accurately machined, nicely balanced, isothermally hardened, and have the light pointable feel of a proper bevel edged chisel.
Isothermal hardening is much more accurate and even than induction hardening, producing a uniform and consistent hardness of RC59 through the front 75% the blade.
Narex uses Chrome Manganese steel, which was specifically developed for making edge tools using this process. In use it is indistinguishable from other good quality high carbon steels and is notably really nice to sharpen, with excellent stone feel and plenty of feedback.
The backs of the blades are very good indeed, typically taking only a few minutes to prepare for first use.
- Handle: Stained beech with chromed steel ferrules
- Overall length: approx 270mm (10.6")
- Blade length: approx 100mm (4")
- The set of 6 includes 26, 20, 16, 12, 10 and 6mm chisels
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I have used these chisels to equip the six work bench's in my teaching area. Mainly because they hold a good edge, the concave backs make them easy to lap so they need little preparation and they sit nicely in the hand. I also recommend them as a good economy chisel to my students.
Chisels are of great quality. They took a while to be delivered to Australia.
Very pleased with purchase and chisel quality!
I purchased these on the 21st of December and they arrived on the 23rd. I am very pleased with the quality of these chisels. They feel nice in the hand are a pleasure to use. I find they sharpen well and hold an edge for a good amount of time. 10 out of 10 from me.