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    Default Antique blacksmith tools (chisels) valuation

    Mods, if this is not the appropriate section please inform me where to move or post it.

    I have an antique set of 9 blacksmith chisels I am looking to place a guideline value on. (photo below)

    History would take it back to my great grandfather (possibly my great great) and passed down from there so they are a few years old.

    I scratched them out yesterday from between tools in my folks garage, I now would like to clean them to be more presentable on the eye for a potential sale to a hand tool enthusiast or antiques collector I still need to find for my mom and who would appreciate their age and for what they are.

    Someone was looking to buy them for a figure of max R1500 from her but my gut feel puts them further up the ladder in value.
    The sentimental value is making me ponder on a few thoughts for myself.
    The tools were last used many years ago by my grandfather in his youth.

    I found the following visible stamp on one, the others may be visible when cleaned of dust, rust and debris.
    Easterbrook
    Allcard &co LT
    Sheffield

    Any thoughts from those in the know?

    https://i.imgur.com/dKbbTHW.jpg

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    Default Re: Antique blacksmith tools (chisels) valuation

    While old, they're not hugely unique. If you're in Jhb there are a number of antique shops around greymont, they might be able to give you an idea of value.

    Maybe a few guys in the SA knife makers guild could help you?

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    Default Re: Antique blacksmith tools (chisels) valuation

    Thanks CH

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    Default Re: Antique blacksmith tools (chisels) valuation

    Chat to a local farrier as well, they will also have insight on the tools.

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    Default Re: Antique blacksmith tools (chisels) valuation

    Contact some of the known bladesmiths like Dragonforge, Heavinforge etc. They should at least point you to someone else.

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