I need to replace my 1″ Robert Sorby paring chisel. I’ve had it for years. when I first got it I was more of a novice, so I didn’t know how to inspect the chisel when I received it. The chisel is not flat along it’s length. Over the years as I learned to work with the chisel I managed to adjust for it’s short comings. Now that I know a little better what I need the chisel to do I’m trying to determine who makes the best paring chisels before I buy.
A search of the web has turned up several people complaining about the same issue with the Robert Sorby chisels. It’s a shame because I like the look and feel of the chisel. Still I haven’t been able to make a clear determination as to which brand I should buy. Have the Sorbys gotten better or is there a more reliable brand available? I would appreciate any help.