Robert Sorby Registered Chisel

robert sorby registered chisel
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Robert Sorby Registered Mortice Chisel Review By: I.Ball

Category: Mortice Chisels

Manufacturer: Robert Sorby Tools

Tool Type: Registered Chisel


This Robert Sorby Registered Mortice Chisel review covers the Registered Chisel produced by Robert Sorby Tools of Sheffield, England.

The Robert Sorby Registered Chisel is a traditional chisel also known as a Robert Sorby Mortice Chisel.

This Sorby chisel is suited for heavy duty jobs including chopping mortices.

The blade tapers from thick to thin and is forged from special Sheffield alloy steel.

robert sorby registered chisel

The Sorby Mortice Chisel is available in sizes ranging from 1/4" (6mm) - 2" (51mm).

The length of these blades are approximately 130mm approx.

The chisel is finished with a double-hooped Ash handle. The extra hoop on the striking end of the handle is in place to help prevent the end of the handle splitting out from potential increased workload.

The chisel also has a leather washer sat between the handle and blade to help absorb the shock.

The handle and blade are both marked with the Robert Sorby name.

Sorby is a tool making name steeped in history which has links to cutlers / metalwork back to the 1600's. There have been different Sorby manufacturer marks over the years with different family lineage. The Robert Sorby name lineage has been recorded as making tools back in the early 1800's.

Cautions / Notes

* Important: please refer to the 'disclaimer' at the foot of this review.
* Wearing safety clothing and eye protection is usually a good idea to help protect against injury.

- This tool has sharp parts, take suitable precautions when using/handling/storing the tool to prevent injury.

Tool Dimensions

Overall Length:
330mm approx.

Blade Length (from corner):
130mm approx.

Blade Thickness At Shoulder:
9mm approx.

Blade Thickness Near Tip:
4.5mm approx.

Manufactured Dates

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- Robert Sorby


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