A few tools are considered
uniquely British but few are
more deserving of this definition than the old "pig sticker"
Still made in England today, this
design hasn't changed much in more than two centuries, proof if
it were needed that it was perfect to begin with.
The strength of this style of
mortise chisel is pretty obvious - brute force and virtual
Sharpened up with a flat or even
slightly convex bevel, these chisel can be pounded to cut and
levered hard to remove waste.
These are a few of mine... all very
old and one or two needing new handles.