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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.
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!