Every book on sharpening chisels starts with pages of instructions on how to flatten the back. The authors devote so much attention to the subject because chisels don’t arrive ready to use or even with a reasonably flat back…until now. Blue Spruce Toolworks new 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 your new Optima Chisels, 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.
Blue Spruce Toolworks Paring Chisels are specialty chisels designed for the paring and precision fitting of your finest joinery. They have a refinement and feel that is unmatched. The 6-3/4” blade length allows for excellent control and superb balance especially with the larger paring chisel style handle. Please be aware that this is a delicate blade and has some flexibility to it. The unique concave side bevels allow the chisel to pare right into the tightest corners of your joinery and give a refined, elegant look to the chisels. They are available with a choice of handles and blade widths to meet your exacting requirements. They will become your favorite chisels when only the finest work will do.
Browse the images above to see your handle and ferrule choices, then use the drop-down menus below to select your style of handle, type of wood, and ferrule finish.
4 PIECE SET
This set includes the four most commonly used chisel sizes: 1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4", 1”
6 PIECE SET
This set adds two larger chisels to the 4-piece set: 1/4", 3/8”, 1/2", 3/4", 1”, 1-1/2”
8 PIECE SET
Our most complete set includes every size you’re likely to need: 1/8”, 1/4", 3/8”, 1/2", 5/8”, 3/4", 1”, 1-1/2”
Please note that we make your chisels to order and lead times can be up to 12 weeks. We will make every effort to get your items to you as soon as possible.
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.