Designed with cabinetmaking in mind, not timber framing, these well-balanced Mortise Chisels are ground with parallel sides and are taller than they are wide to help keep them straight in the cut. Lie-Nielsen Mortise Chisels have Hornbeam handles. Chisels are illustrated with Heartwood Hornbeam.
Our Mortise chisels are made of A-2 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62, cryogenically treated and double tempered. Length ranges from 9 3/4" (smaller sizes) to 11" (1/2").
Plane maker Larry Williams requested that we make a 1/10" Mortise chisel for his work. The 1/10" mortise chisel is handy for very narrow work.