Optima Skew Chisels fit into intricate joinery cuts when the others just won't. The blades are thin, flat and have a concave edge profile that gets you into the tightest places with ease while the 65° skew angle of the blade shaves fibers cleanly. Whether you're tackling something as complicated as a full-blind dovetail or simple, but tiny tenons, Optima Skew Chisels will get the job done.
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 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 Skew Chisels are available in 1/4" and 3/8" widths in left and right skew angles. The standard chisel handles fit most hands comfortably. There's also a longer version those of us with larger hands will appreciate. You have four choices of wood for the handle; Beech, Resin-Infused Figured Maple, African Blackwood, 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 Skew Chisels.
Keep in mind that these chisels are made to order. You can expect to receive yours approximately 12-16 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.