Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Blacksmiths

Warren in Lancaster, PA
I saw video of a Williamsburg blacksmith making a chisel. He had no trouble making a nice bolster. This video was probably fifteen years ago or more, so George's comment might be somewhat dated.

I was willing to give an unreasonable amount of money for a chisel that might not work so well, just to have an example to show. It would take some real devotion for a blacksmith to learn to make historic chisels that were really fine.

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