Details about HSB OVB Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co Our Very Best 1" bevel edge wood chiselSee original listing
“SEE TEXT FOR CONDITION DESCRIPTION”
02 Apr, 2014 10:03:22 BST
Approximately £13.02(including postage)
Kenmore, Washington, United States
An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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You are bidding on one HSB OVB 1" bevel edge wood chisel as pictured.
The mark is a bit light, very legible in person, but tough to photograph. The gold toned picture is without any flash (or white balance correction) but shows it the best.
The mark reads "HSB & CO OVB OUR VERY BEST HIBBARD SPENCER BARTLETT & CO" with a stylish border around OVB.
HSB was a prolific Chicago hardware company, and Our Very Best was one of the brand names used by them.
Actual width of the blade near the sharp end is just under 1", and length of the steel portion (neck and blade) not including the wood handle is about 8-11/16".
Condition of the steel portion is fair to good. There are some scattered small spots of pitting on the blade, some overall patina, and some dings on the neck. Putting a straightedge on the back yields very little gap in the first 5" from the sharp edge, and a bow of about a 16th if the straightedge is slid out to where the blade transitions to the neck.
The handle is a recent replacement in good condition, except that it has some spotty red finish, which looks like it might have been overspray from something else.
SHIPPING: 1 pound. International shipping will be by Priority Mail, which is expensive. (see below if you are bidding outside the US)
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