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Old 01-09-2010, 03:30 AM
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Default My new Harold and Saxon Tools

I have just picked these up yesterday from Trent's factory/workshop.

The handles are Tiger Myrtle, brass ferule and the blades are cryogenically treated M2 high speed steel.

I believe Fred, John and a few others have these wonderful tools. I am now a proud owner myself and I thought I would share a few photo's before I start using/abusing them this afternoon!

I also received a calf hide strop which I can use to quickly resharpen the chisels.
The mallet is made from Crow's Ash, with Tiger Myrtle and a very hard Australian hardwood for the striking face. I will have to check with Trent to see what this hardwood is. Maybe Fred or John know?

I have also ordered a 6 piece set of heavy duty socket firmer chisels including a heavy duty mortising mallet.
Trent has informed me that I will be receiving the last set as he will no longer be producing this style of chisel.
He will be making similar chisels, but not exactly the same.

Anyway, enjoy the tool porn.
Sorry about the terrible photos, all advice is welcome!

Regards, Justin.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:39 AM
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Nice... love the mallet. They are hot, not Megan Fox hot, but hot
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I have just picked these up yesterday from Trent's factory/workshop.

The handles are Tiger Myrtle, brass ferule and the blades are cryogenically treated M2 high speed steel.

I believe Fred, John and a few others have these wonderful tools. I am now a proud owner myself and I thought I would share a few photo's before I start using/abusing them this afternoon!

I also received a calf hide strop which I can use to quickly resharpen the chisels.
The mallet is made from Crow's Ash, with Tiger Myrtle and a very hard Australian hardwood for the striking face. I will have to check with Trent to see what this hardwood is. Maybe Fred or John know?

I have also ordered a 6 piece set of heavy duty socket firmer chisels including a heavy duty mortising mallet.
Trent has informed me that I will be receiving the last set as he will no longer be producing this style of chisel.
He will be making similar chisels, but not exactly the same.

Anyway, enjoy the tool porn.
Sorry about the terrible photos, all advice is welcome!

Regards, Justin.

Yeah Mite, pretty flash eye?
I particularly like the way he has done the ferrules.
Not sure about the strop- my idea of a strop is one made from hard leather so that there can be no dubbing over-seems to me that that one would be good for carving tools not chisels. Ye olde Barbers strop is the thing.....
HOW LONG DID YOU WAIT FOR THOSE CHISELS?
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I have also ordered a 6 piece set of heavy duty socket firmer chisels including a heavy duty mortising mallet.
Trent has informed me that I will be receiving the last set as he will no longer be producing this style of chisel.
He will be making similar chisels, but not exactly the same.
Justin, congratulations on those beautiful chisels. Trent is a fine craftsman.

Fred and I have been waiting since Sep. 2008 for our last order of Harold & Saxons to arrive. Trent also told us that he will be making no more of these because of the difficulty. I guess our three sets will be collectors items (if they ever get finished). I'm trying to be patient, but it ain't easy.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:27 AM
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hi philip and john.
as i have never used a strop before now. i honestly dont know which is a better option.

i was intrigued by this method of sharpening as i was not aware it until i met trent and he gave me a demonstration.
i was amazed at how well the chisels hold their edge and also even more amazed at this wonderful, easy method of sharpening the chisels quickly on the go.

i ordered both sets of chisels in the first week of october 2009.
i only became aware of how long some people have been waiting for their orders after i had made my initial order.
i volunteered to have my chisels passed on to someone else if someone else was waiting before me.
trent explained that this was not the case, and that he was sending his orders out correctly.

btw, i have not been given a finish date for my next order, but i expect that trent will be completing his orders as soon as possible.

i dont mind waiting, the quality of these tools are absolutely stunning and well worth the wait in my humble opinion.

regards, justin.
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Yeah Mite, pretty flash eye?
I particularly like the way he has done the ferrules.
Not sure about the strop- my idea of a strop is one made from hard leather so that there can be no dubbing over-seems to me that that one would be good for carving tools not chisels. Ye olde Barbers strop is the thing.....
HOW LONG DID YOU WAIT FOR THOSE CHISELS?
At first I thought ferrules, no those are sockets...but looking closer I see you are correct they are ferrules but still a very beautiful set of tools -- great mallet & strop!
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:46 PM
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Stunning Chisels
I can't imagine having such wonderful hand tools. I'd love some! The mallet looks really nice too! If I order now, maybe I'll get them for my retirement
I hope You have a nice tool cabinet to keep them all in

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i dont mind waiting, the quality of these tools are absolutely stunning and well worth the wait in my humble opinion.
I agree, but that doesn't make the waiting any easier.

I posted this photo of one of my Harold & Saxon Titan inspired Traditional Firmers last June, but I don't mind showing it again :

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And the NUMBER ONE thing you should NEVER EVER use your H&S chisels for:

Tuckpointing



Sorry, John. I couldn't help myself.

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And the NUMBER ONE thing you should NEVER EVER use your H&S chisels for:

Tuckpointing



Sorry, John. I couldn't help myself.

That background just automatically brings that thought out -- I wonder how they look now after that use!?!
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