Barr Specialty Tools - Bench Chisel
Barr Specialty Tools feature hand-forged carbon steel blades.
Handmade in McCall, Idaho, this chisel is very expensive — it costs $300 for a set of four — but it is a delight to hold and behold. This well-balanced tool comes buff polished out of the package. The side edges of the chisel were knife sharp, which I don’t like, but I was able to knock off the edges fairly easily with 120-grit sandpaper. The chisel sharpens easily, and the cutting edge lasted a long time. The tool scored an “good” on the toughness test.