Large Chisel by COULAUX & CIE
A wide French paring chisel by COULAUX & CIE of Klingenthal, France.
Just under 21/8 inches (53mm) wide at the cutting edge.
Faintly marked 'OULAUX & C' with part (Crown?) trade mark on the top of the blade.
COULAUX & CIE are better known as 19th century sword makers but also produced small hand tools. The Klingenthal forge closed in 1962.
This wide has a good hardwood handle with line decorated brass ferrule, there are three old (treated and wax filled) worm exit holes, please see images.
The blade tapers slightly from the cutting edge to the shoulders.
A few pitting spots, pleases see images.
143/8 inches overall length.