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Not a timber framing chisel.  It's called a cape chisel, used for cold chiseling groves, keyways, or down inside holes in iron or soft steel.  That one is an especially long version, must have been a deep hole.  Lots of examples in Richardson's Practical Blacksmithing and older editions of Machinery's Handbook.

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Do you lament the fact that the hardy hole on your favorite anvil is: (A) out of square (B) tapers from top to bottom (C) otherwise wonky and frustrating (D) all of the above, but you don't feel like spending an afternoon raising blisters with a set of files making it right? Then you need one of these chisels. Maybe not so long, but in that pattern.

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John, I did just as you said using files and other tools trying to clean the corners in the hardy hole of my latest anvil so all my old 1 inch tools would fit and had this tool sitting in a tool box under the bench!






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