Ward & Payne Aristocrat Chisels

So far as I can discover the Ward & Payne Aristocrat chisel is the only chisel ever to have been granted a Design Award.   The Council of Industrial Design (CoID) granted the award in 1959: The CoID was set up by the British Government as part of its plan for post-war reconstruction.   In a remarkable piece … Read more

Chisel Types

We are all familiar with chisels: simple tools made from a long piece of steel with a bevelled cutting edge and a handle which is struck or pushed in order to cut or shape wood, stone or metal.  Is there much more to say on the matter?  Of course there is!  Here is a list … Read more