Optima Fishtail Chisels

Optima Fishtail Chisels handle the most critical paring cuts in tricky spots with extremely limited access. The prime example is half-blind dovetail sockets, but once you've added these exquisite chisels to your toolbox, you'll find dozens of other places where they're just the right tool for the job. The 5:1 taper ratio provides clear access to the most common hand-cut dovetail angles. We offer them in 3/8" and 1/2" widths. 

All Optima chisels feature a lapped and polished back with flatness measured in light bands (the same system used to measure silicon wafers). This incredible surface results in edge sharpness unlike any other chisel in the world. You will never have to flatten the backs of your Blue Spruce Optima chisels…ever. And, when you unbox them, they’re razor sharp and 100% ready to go to work. No sharpening, no honing, no nothing.    

Perfectly sharpened is a great first step, but how does it hold its edge? Each Optima Chisel is machined from A2 tool steel, then double-tempered and cryogenically treated. The tempering and cryo treatments result in an incredibly fine grain structure and a hardness of Rockwell C-60 to C-62. These chisels take and hold an edge like no other.

Optima Fishtail Chisel blades extend 3-1/2" beyond the ferrule. The standard chisel handles fit most hands comfortably. There's also a longer version those of us with larger hands will appreciate. You have two choices of wood for the handle: Resin-Infused Figured Maple or Cocobolo. 

Use the drop-down menus below to select your options. Select the width of blade, style of handle, and type of wood you want for your own customized Blue Spruce Optima Fishtail Chisels. 

Keep in mind that these chisel sets are made to order. You can expect to receive yours approximately 6-8 weeks from the date your order is placed. Thanks for your patience.

Please note that due to current CITES regulations we are unable to ship African Blackwood, Cocobolo and other Rosewoods or dalbergia outside of the USA. Please do not order these options if your final shipping destination is not in the USA. Thank you for your understanding.

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