Single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

Someone gave me this today (it’s a Marples & Sons 1/2″ bevel edge chisel)…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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It’s in pretty poor shape…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The sole of the blade…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The top of the blade (the bevel edges can just be made out)…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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Here it is again after a couple of hours reworking…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The blade has been: extracted, reforged, re-shaped, ground, hardened, tempered, lapped, polished & stropped.
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The handle has been: re-turned, sanded, waxed & polished.
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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A sweet tool…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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Leather Strops

Made from ‘belt leather’ & oak with rubber feet for sharpening my leatherwork tools.
knoba - leather strop

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Counter-bored recesses in oak base to secure these 6mm Ø x 3mm rubber feet.
knoba - leather strop

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Wood carving strop also from ‘belt leather’ with shaped edges. Both are impregnated with aluminium oxide polishing compound.
knoba - leather strop

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Rapid – Affix Self-Adhesive Black Rubber Feet

Wood Database – English Oak

Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

Abbey England – Leather supplies

Screwfix – Cutting Paste Bar 800g Grey

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