They have been wrapped up carefully for the last 30 years with the tang, wax dipped (now removed). Anyone who is looking for an aged patina these may not be the chisels for you!
It stuck with me and to this day I keep my own chisels (some of my grandfathers) honed to perfection. These chisels have been passed down through my family from my grandfather and great grandfather who was a master craftsman in his day, he would have used chisels such as these on his most treasured job in the great hall of the Titanic. There are more of his chisels listed separately as well as some of my grandfathers chisels who followed in his fathers footsteps (albeit not quite as successfully).
Unfortunately I have no provenance for them and although it has been much discussed with pride amongst my family and their friends this information is for all intents and purposes just anecdotal as far as evidence goes. Ideally I would prefer that these chisels go on to be used as my grandfather was fond of telling me they had produced some of the most wonderful work my great grandfather ever carved!They are sharpened honed and polished but a couple may still need some work if they are to go on to be working tools again. People have different ideas about what constitutes a sharpened chisel and the type of profile it may have. Ihey are as he left them. Any questions or more photos please ask. The item "S J Addis Vintage Wood Carving Chisels And Gouges Set Of 19 In Wooden Box" is in sale since Monday, February 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Tools & Collectable Hardware\Collectable Tools\Carpentry & Woodworking Tools\Chisels & Gouges". The seller is "allmountain" and is located in Aberdare. This item can be shipped worldwide.