Rare Antique Socket Mortice Chisel by JB ADDIS - 9/16 inch
A scarce 9/16 inch socket mortice chisel by JB ADDIS of Sheffield.
ADDIS are well known for their prize medal carving tools but they also produced other edge tools although in far lesser quantities.
Marked 'J.B.ADDIS & SONS SHEFFIELD' (please note: the 'J' is missing and the 'B' only part marked) on the blade.
Hand forged and laminated steel blade. The laminated strip of cast steel is clearly visible on the lower edge.
Good ashwood handle with steel hoop.
A few surface pitting and staining spots.
No previous owner's stamps.
14 inches overall length.