Narrow Solid Cast Steel Mortice Chisel by MAW & STALEY - 1/8 inch
A 1/8 inch solid cast steel mortice chisel by MAW & STALEY of Sheffield.
Cast steel was expensive, especially in the early days, and most mortice chisels were of laminated construction with a small strip of cast steel welded to an iron blade. Occasionally, as with this example, the narrower sizes were made of solid cast steel.
Marked 'MAW & STALEY' on the blade.
Very good beechwood handle, previous owner's stamps 'J.COOK'.
Some surface pitting and staining spots.
121/8 inches overall length.