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263943 Claudio DeLorenzi <admin@d...> 2017‑11‑14 Re: Protuberance on chisel (upper ferrule)
I've got at least a hundred chisels with no upper ferrule, most of them are
old or very old and I use them all the time. Only the heavy timber framing
chisels have upper rings.

 The wood alone is fine on your narex, just never use a metallic hammer to
strike them.

Claudio de Lorenzi

On Nov 14, 2017 9:20 AM, "Pier-Rick Lamontagne" 

Hi Great Galoots,

I received a Narex chisel set last week and been working with since, I
found out that I don't like the "bump" over the upper ferrule. Since I use
a lot the palm of my hand, the pressure push in a specific place and it
tend to hurt after a while.

I've read a Paul Seller blog about a cheap chisel set where he removed the
ferrule and use the chisel without it.
I only have a wooden mallet, no hard iron hammer or even a soft face mallet.

What do you think about this process? Would it broke the chisel handle
after a while? (I don't want to change the handle too soon).

The said chisels : https://imgur.com/a/bWiei

The "modified" handle from Paul https://imgu

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