JOHN CUTLER 2 inch Chisel *SOLD*
A large and heavy duty 2 inch wide firmer chisel by John CUTLER of Sheffield.
John CUTLER is listed as active in Stanley Street Sheffield in 1837, the same year as the coronation of Queen Victoria.
Marked 'INo CUTLER CAST STEEL' with the Victorian VR Crown mark on the blade.
Nicely shaped bolster with fine chamfers to the neck, please see close-up image.
The blade flares slightly from just under 2 inches wide at the shoulders to 21/16" at the cutting edge.
In thickness the blade is 3/8 inch thick at the shoulders and 3/16" at the start of the bevel.
75/16 inches long from the shoulders to the edge.
Beechwood handle with brass ferrule, more likely a replacement and this chisel will be greatly improved by the addition of a more suitable handle.
Some surface pitting and staining spots, please see images.
16 inches overall length.
A fine early example.