Rob Cosman's IBC Bench Chisel - 1 inch
Determined to design a better bench chisel, IBC and I teamed up and developed what I consider to be the best woodworking bench chisel on the market today. These chisels meet all five criteria of a great bench chisel: comfortable, high quality steel, bevel on the side with a small flat, flat back, and the ability to change handles.
- Size: Bench chisel handle length: approximately 3.9 inches. Bench chisel total length: approximately 9 inches. Bench chisel blade length, including the tang is approximately 6 inches. Blade width: 1 inch.
Handle: Cherry handle is turned precisely on a lathe so it fits nicely to the ferrule and the end cap and have a butter smooth surface. Shaped for a comfortable grip in the hand, they are finished with three coats of oil.
Steel: Made from AISI High Vanadium A2 tool which holds an edge beautifuy. Fully stress relieved, triple tempered, cryogenically treated and hardened to 60-62 HRC. Primary bevel is ground to 25°.
Flat Back. Each chisel is tested on a granite reference surface to ensure the back is flat to within .0005 of an inch.
Design: The blade tang extends through a hardened steel ferrule and into a threaded hardened steel core that is inserted through the center of the wood handle and is securely attached to an aluminum striking cap. This design allows you to easily replace the standard cherry handle with your own custom turned wood handle.
- Made in Canada
Have had these chisels for several years and have been blown away by the edge holding qualities of these chisels. I recently started on a cabinet project using hickory. I am now about done with the project and have not had to sharpen my chisel over the entire project. It was still cutting butt hinge mortices right up to the end of the project and the chisel still grabs a fingernail with the slightest contact. I don’t know where hickory falls on the ranking of wood hardness but it seems way harder than oak or about any other wood I’ve had the pleasure of working. Thoroughly pleased with these chisels.
What a beautiful tool! It fits my hand perfectly and is a pleasure to use. The fit and finish is excellent with a perfectly flat back and a fine edge right out of the box.
Ordering was easy and the delivery was quick. I considered all the other makers but ultimately decided on RC. Very happy with this purchase.
I have older Rob cosman chisels and now I have the newer ones with the bigger handle. The bigger handle is way more comfortable to use and operate
Working on first handcrafted design and using tools like this are worthy of the price and wait. Currently I am waiting on three other chisels that are still out of stock so I can start working on my first hand cut dovetails. Am expecting same happy feeling.
Outstanding chisels and I super love the cherry handles. Always first class customer service from the Cosman team