Very finely made mason's bolster with heavy 25m hexagon forged steel shafts, hardened, tempered and ground. The bolster is 63mm(2.1/2") wide and designed to split blocks or smooth wide flat surfaces.
6 April 2017
Rugged and effectiveI already had top of the range, heavy and very expensive, tungsten carbide tipped (TCT) splitting and pitching chisels but I bought this Ansell splitting chisel and matching pitching chisel for the lighter work when building a wall in Mendip grey limestone: the Ansell chisels being lighter are much easier to handle. But I was pleasantly surprised to find the the Ansell chisels hold an edge well and are rugged, so now I tend to use the Ansell chisels most and only use the TCT tools for really heavy work.