Pair of Narrow Joiners Mortice Chisels by HERRING
An unusually small pair of joiners mortice chisels by HERRING of Sheffield.
Also sometimes referred to as pig sticker mortise chisels.
Sizes: 1/8 and 3/16 inch.
The 3/16" chisel is marked 'HERRING & SON' on the blade.
These mortice chisels typically have oval bolsters but the bolster on this 1/8" chisel has eight facets rather than the smooth oval normally found, please see close-up images.
The laminated section of cast steel to form the cutting edge can be seen clearly on the larger chisel but the smaller chisel would appear to be made of solid cast steel.
A few minor surface pitting and staining spots, please see images.
Very good oval beechwood handles stamped 'W.D'. This has been overstamped 'RTD' on the larger handle.
101/8 and 105/8 inches overall length.