It never was my intention to get a Spear and Jackson tool collection, but here is what I have managed to bring together for this #sheffieldsteelSunday.
Spear and Jackson had their foundation laid in the 1760's Sheffield, but the name is from the 1830's and the company is still in business today.
How did this selection end up in my shop then? Well, first of all when I got aware of green woodworking I thought that I needed a better hatchet and had recently fallen in love with the Kent pattern hatchets. What was there to do when this one showed up at the domestic eBay? Seller was my IG playmate Adam Astill aka @anglosvensk ( if you don't know him, check out his feed, he has the most delicate gear), of this I knew nothing back then, but we've become to know each other since, due to our interests we have in common.
Next one is the sickel, I had always wanted one and with more time to spend in the garden my curiosity about the tool and to be able to work without noise, I finally purchased this from the British eBay.
The last is the primitive fore plane, with a turned peg instead of a tote. A plane which was given to my by the local heritage farm a couple of years ago. It is a very nice plane, so the iron was a bonus.
This pics are taken earlier this week when we had a nice sunny and crispy morning, therefore the ice crystals on the wooden block beneath the tools.
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