Forged-Steel Holds Its Edge; Steel-Hooped, Hornbeam Handles Won't Split
German steel chisels are hardened to Rc 61 for superior strength and sharpness. Hornbeam handles have steel hoops to prevent splitting. Final honing is required prior to use.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:66, Page:437
SPECS: Carbon steel, wood handle. Dimensions vary: Chisel – approx. 4" (10.2cm) long, sweep/cut width given in price lines (1" = 25.4 mm); Handle – approx. 4" (10.2cm) long, 13⁄16" (21mm) dia.