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Picked up a lot of chisels today for $5.

They aren't too bad except the seller believes that a thick coat of rattle can lacquer makes everything look better, the edges are going to take a good amount of grinding and one of them was used as a pry bar.:thumbdown:

Here's a picture of the lot. The top one is a Stanley Handyman, the next three are Stanley, a cheap no name and two Worth.

Japanese chisel Burin Antique tool Tool Chisel


Here's a picture of the bent Worth.

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Question: Is it worth it to try and straighten it?

The bend is about three inches back from the edge.

Should I just put it on my anvil and hammer it straight?

Anneal it, hammer then harden and temper?

Throw it in a drawer and use the steel for another home made tool?

Do nothing except sharpen it and call it my custom dog leg chisel?:laughing:

Any advise is appreciated.
 

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Thanks guys, a poor man's cranked neck, dogleg it will remain.:laughing::laughing:

It is at least flat from the bevel back to the bend, so it will be useable once sharpened.
 
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