A slightly different take on the cranked paring chisel. Kirschen have used one of their famous bevel edge chisels and forged the blade into a gentle double curve which raises the handle by about 40mm above the work. Hornbeam handles, 275mm overall length, fully polished blade. Made in Germany.
|Overall Length||275 mm|
30 September 2010
Kirschen paring chiselI bought the largest 20mm size, although a larger option would have been preferable. The chisel comes beautifully polished, though the continental style handle will not be to everybody's taste. Paring chisels are for delicate work, so a top ferrule & hammer button are an unnecessary addition, making the handle less comfortable. The blade came with a slight back bevel, so needed lapping flat. Brilliant for stop chamfers, cleaning glue out of corners and much else besides. Should have bought one years ago!