Produced in the Czech Republic, these butt chisels are forged from highly alloyed chrome-manganese steel, and heat-treatment hardened to Rc59. The blades are accurately ground and fully sharpened so are virtually ready for use out of the box and meet the German DIN 5139 standard.
Butt chisels were named for their use in installing butt hinges but now find wider acceptance with woodworkers as an easy to control, shorter chisel that fits more comfortably in smaller hands and are primarily used for cutting and paring tasks. It still has the classic design bevel-edge with a narrow land on each side, providing excellent clearance when chiselling into tight recesses.
The unfinished hornbeam wood handles are comfortable in use and have a flat spot on the back so they don't roll around on the bench. With a brass ferrule holding the tang into the handle, each chisel measures approximately 170mm long.