Chisels: CI Fall & Footprint


Anyone in the group had any experience with either of the subject chisels? CI Fall is supposedly a Swedish manufacturer though I find nothing on them despite an extensive web search. Footprint is a British company with their own website.
I own an old Noortgetag (sp) and it has been a superb chisel. Though it is made in Holland the blade is stamped "Swedish Steel." I heard Noortgetag had been taken over by Irwin. Don't know what sort of steel Irwin is using but if it is anything like their other products it is probably mediocre.
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No but Footprint are an old and reputable manufacturer, see here: http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id "084&name=footprint&user_searc h=1&sfile=1&jump=0
and from that site:
Footprint tools have always been the choice of those seeking top quality, workmanlike tools and they have a well deserved reputation for long lasting, good value, no nonsense pieces of equipment. Take these chisels as an example, a high carbon steel blade is put through a carefully controlled hardening and tempering process to produce steel with the best possible grain structure to take and retain a good edge. The large bolster is fitted with a shatterproof cellulose acetate handle. In comparative tests the Footprint always performs very impressively, a chisel for both fine work and use in arduous conditions.
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