Robert Sorby Sash Mortice Chisel

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Robert Sorby Sash Mortice Mortice Chisel Review By: I.Ball

Category: Mortice Chisels

Manufacturer: Robert Sorby Tools

Tool Type: Sash Mortice Chisel

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

The Robert Sorby Sash Mortice Chisel is a traditional chisel based upon old Sorby Sash Mortice Chisels.

Available in three sizes:

    - 1/4"
    - 3/8"
    - 1/2"

The Robert Sorby Sash Mortice Chisel is forged from special Sheffield alloy steel and fitted with a lovely tough but comfortable Boxwood handle.

robert sorby sash mortice chisel

This woodwork chisel is well suited to levering out wood from mortices for tenons, locks and hinges.

It also has the added benefit of having a 2 degree side taper to help prevent binding when a cut is made.

This chisel is suited to being used lightly with a mallet; heavy strikes is likely to cause damage to the handle and/or blade cutting edge.

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:
279mm (11 inch) approx.

Blade Length:
159mm (6 1/4 inch) approx.


Manufactured Dates

? - Today


- Robert Sorby


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