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Patrick Chase
With respect to that dud #7, the next time you see something like that you might try a Valtitan or Corinox file. They aren't made in conventional triangular taper sizes AFAIK, but if you could make a larger or smaller one work then I bet it would get the job done.

They're hardened to Rc72, which is quite a bit harder than any NOS Simonds that I know of. I tried filing the bevel of an Rc62 chisel with a Valtitan for kicks once, and it worked pretty well.

The Valtitans are made in Vallorbe Switzerland while Corinox are made in Maser, Italy (IIRC). I don't see much difference in quality between the two.

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