Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools

Size Comparison of different Chisel Types

Note: Total length and handle width vary with the size of the blade. The given measurements only match the chisels in the picture. Due to production reasons small deviations are normal. This page wants to give you a general imagination of the size of different chisel types.

Size Comparison of different Chisel Types
Picture no. Description and use Total length of chisel in picture Diameter of handle (widest point)
1 Firmer chisel made by Two Cherries, 16 mm blade width - for general carpentry Link 320 mm (12.598 in.) 43 mm (1.693 in.
2 Firmer chisel made by Two Cherries, 50 mm blade width - for general carpentry Link 355 mm (13.976 in.) 49 mm (1.929 in.)
3 Staircasemaker's chisel made by Two Cherries, 50 mm blade width - for staircasemaking and general carpentry Link 320 mm (12.598 in.) 49 mm (1.929 in.)
4 Firmer chisel made by Two Cherries with fibre-coated beechwood handle, 40 mm blade width - for general carpentry (no longer available) 333 mm (13.110 in.) 37 mm (1.457 in.)
5 Mortise chisel made by Two Cherries, 12 mm blade width - for deep mortises Link 378 mm (14.882 in.) 49 mm (1.929 in.)
6 Mortise chisel made by ECE, 14 mm blade width - for deep mortises Link 370 mm (14.567 in.) 40 mm (1.575 in.)
7 Chisel made by Two Cherries, 4 mm blade width - for general cabinetmaking. This size is representative for western type chisels of this blade width. Link 250 mm (9.843 in.) 26 mm (1.024 in.)
8 Chisel made by Two Cherries, 28 mm blade width - for general cabinetmaking specially larger objects. This size is representative for western type chisels of this blade width. Link 298 mm (11.732 in.) 32 mm (1.260 in.)
9 Japanese Chisel (Oire Nomi) standard size, blade width 30 mm - for general cabinetmaking Link 228 mm (8.976 in.) 25 mm /0.984 in.)
10 Japanese Firmer Chisel (Tataki Nomi), blade width 36 mm - for general carpentry Link 294 mm (11.575 in.) 27 mm (1.063 in.)
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