Designed with cabinetmaking in mind, not timber framing, these well-balanced Mortice Chisels are ground with parallel sides and are taller than they are wide to help keep them straight in the cut. Lie-Nielsen Mortice Chisels have Hornbeam handles. Chisels are illustrated with Heartwood Hornbeam. Lie Nielsen Mortice chisels are made of A-2 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62, cryogenically treated and double tempered. Length ranges from 9 ¾"(smaller sizes) to 11" (1/2").