Cariboo Blades
Since 1997
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Handmade Custom Timber Framing Chisels

Traditional tools. Unique Hand forged timber framing chisels. Heavy duty chisels, log home building chisels and tough bench chisels. We make tool belt chisel scabbards.

Custom 20 inch long handmade timber framing chisels and a 30 inch handmade framing slick.

Custom 20 inch long handmade timber framing chisels and a 30 inch handmade framing slick.

Framing chisels, socket fit,
Heavy duty full tang framing chisels
Custom heavy duty bench chisels, 
Log home builder's chisels,
Tool belt scabbards for any of the chisels.

Please view our Slick’s & Skews Page.

We recover and re-purpose high carbon steels from 5 and 6’ (2 metres) lumbermill head saw blades. These are the cutting edge modern steels used to mill up the big British Columbian trees. Upon request we’ll hand forge 5160 high carbon spring steel we’ve recovered from truck wrecks. Spring steel chisels can be 1/2” thick. Saw steel chisels are 5/16 and 1/4” thick. We recover and mill our handles from apple, cherry, yew, oak and maple wood. All our tools are custom made to your order.


Socket fit timber framing chisels.

After the blade and sockets are hand forged and welded the steel is “soaked” with heat in our forge and left to cool slowly equalizing the steel reducing any stress from forging or welding. We re-heat and hardened in oil and tempered for a strong edge in an oven. We go back into the tool blades with heat from a torch turning the sockets, welds and, like an axe temper, bleed a tough temper 2/3 down the blade towards the edge. That is differentially tempering, keeping the edge hard and strong while the rest of the blade is tough. After we're finished with the heat treatment you can cut through the toughest knot without a mark on the edge.

The chisels are custom to order. The length of blade, socket and handle width and length are your choice

Handmade Chisel slick. We can provide a slight offset or “dogleg” on your blade.

Handmade Chisel slick. We can provide a slight offset or “dogleg” on your blade.

We have over 20 years of experience with big saw blades and spring steels building knives and tools. We’ve been making timber framing chisels since 1999.

Lifetime Guarantee.

We guarantee your complete satisfaction with the materials and workmanship on all our tools and knives.

Here is what a few customers have said:

“Just thought I’d give you an update on how I’m getting on with my new tools. I can get a breath taking sharp edge on them and they hold their edge beautifully”. Scott (UK)

“Thank you very much for investing your time, knowledge and effort to create these exceptional and rare tools”. Flavio (Switzerland)

Timber framing chisels

Timber framing chisels

“Very happy with the tools, thanks so much”.
Graeme (18" HD Framing chisels, slick and 10" drawknife) Canada

“It’s coming up for nearly a year that I’ve had my chisels and I thought I’d just let you know how I’m getting on with them.
They have been an absolute joy to work with. I still have a little smile every time I take one out of my tool trolley. I’ve never had anything made bespoke for me before and it is a pleasure to work with a tools that have been made specifically for me”.

 

Handmade Socket Fit Framing Chisels Prices

Individually Sold. (20" overall)
- 2 inch framing chisel price     - $725.
- 1 1/2 inch                                   - $625
- 1 inch                                           - $525
-Framing slick, 3" x 1/4" thick - $675
                             3/8" thick        - $750
Corner chisel -$975

Bushcraft set. 1 1/2 inch framing chisel and a Mountain Caribou survival knife.

Bushcraft set. 1 1/2 inch framing chisel and a Mountain Caribou survival knife.

We make unique and special tools and take the time to make them by hand.

Framing chisels, handmade custom to order.

Framing chisels, handmade custom to order.

22 inch long custom made framing chisels, big handles.

22 inch long custom made framing chisels, big handles.

 

“The framing chisels are performing beautifully. They hold a great edge, and I'm very pleased with them. I seem to be sharpening and honing less frequently than the others in the shop, which speaks to the quality of your steel”.

- Loran
(Timberframing chisels) USA

“The chisels are great! They function great, as skews as well as with a hammer. The off set farrel is great. Pretty big chisels! I think I need a bigger hammer...And sharp ! Like a razor, keep there edge too through some fir knots. You should have seen the looks when I pulled them out on the job site, some serious tool envy happened”.- Jeremy
(offset timber framing chisels) Canada

Set of Five
- 1, 1 1/2 and  2 inch chisels.
- 20"overall.
- 3/8" x 3" framing slick.
- handmade tip guards.
- lifetime guarantee.
Price: $2325

Corner chisels are sold separately.



Full Tang Heavy Duty Chisels

Handmade custom set of 4 heavy duty framing chisels (18”), a framing slick and 2 hand forged draw knives.

Handmade custom set of 4 heavy duty framing chisels (18”), a framing slick and 2 hand forged draw knives.

Handmade custom set of 4 heavy duty framing chisels (18”), a framing slick and 2 hand forged draw knives in their sheaths.

Handmade custom set of 4 heavy duty framing chisels (18”), a framing slick and 2 hand forged draw knives in their sheaths.

Heavy Duty chisel you can strike with a hammer. Great for log home builders. The chisel blades are full tang with a 5/16th inch thick piece of spring steel welded onto the end of the tang as a striking surface.
We'll wrap a bit of leather on the handle for grip if you wish.
The hardwood scales are fit into the ferrule and pinned to the tang with threaded stainless steel pins. Each chisel can come with a scabbard for carry or a set in a roll. The handmade leather tip guards are included in the price.

Log home builder’s hand tools

Log home builder’s hand tools

Customers have told us:

“I received the beautiful chisel today and it exceeded my expectations beyond belief. This is a beautiful, solid, and bold work of art that will be in my family for many generations. Thanks so much for providing this wonderful chisel”.
E. J                 (2 1/2" heavy duty chisel and sccabard)                                   USA

“Thank you so much for these tools they are beautiful and my husband loves them.
Gratitude,
Kate                (3" timber framing slick and a heavy duty 1   1/2" chisel)  USA

Hand forged, welded and ground 14 inch heavy duty bench chisels. Purple heart scales.

Hand forged, welded and ground 14 inch heavy duty bench chisels. Purple heart scales.

The toughest chisel you can buy.

The toughest chisel you can buy.

 

Handmade HD Full Tang Framing Chisels

Individually Sold. (18" overall and includes a scabbard)
- 2 inch framing chisel price     - $955.
- 1 1/2 inch                                   - $855
- 1 inch                                          - $725

corner chisel sold separately, $1050.

18 inch heavy duty handmade chisel, walnut wood scales.

18 inch heavy duty handmade chisel, walnut wood scales.

Custom handmade bench chisel.

Custom handmade bench chisel.

The scabbards are handmade. Saddle stitched by hand with saddle rivets for reinforcement. They have 2 1/2 inch belt loops and leg ties for security.

 

A Set of Five
- 1, 1 1/2 and  2 inch chisels.
- 20"overall.
- 3/8" x 3" framing slick.
- handmade tip guards.
- lifetime guarantee.
Price: $3050.00