The 8116 series of Narex chisels are accurately ground, affordable, Cabinetmaker’s chisels with fine edges and close tolerance backs.
Narex forge the chisel blades from Chrome Manganese (CrMn) spring steel and isothermally harden it to produce a very even and consistent bainitic structure at RC59 +/-1. In use, Chrome Manganese steel delivers similar performance to carbon steel but is more efficient to produce.
The 8116 cabinetmaker's Narex chisels have shouldered teardrop hornbeam handles. They will withstand taps from a mallet without the surface becoming marred and uncomfortable to use when paring. The hornbeam handles are lightly waxed to protect the timber whilst retaining its natural colour and feel.
Please note: The 6mm and smaller chisels in this range are 'registered pattern' i.e. the sides are square to the backs. For all but the tightest of London pattern dovetails, a narrower blade can be skewed to reach into tight corners.
- Overall length approx 250mm (10in)
- Blade length approx 100mm (4in)