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Good morning Jesper 🙂

I’ve never liked the feel of those newer Stanley chisels (My son bought a couple last year and had problems with them from day one) and you’re definitely right regarding their edge retention resembling the throw away nature of all too many hand tools nowadays.

I’ll see if I can post a few pic’s of my chisels today, but whilst I understand your concerns regarding the size of lands on newer bevel edged chisels, the natural option is to adjust these to suit the work they’ll be used for.  The resulting bevel shape used to be known as cabinetmaker’s pattern, as only the first inch of the bevel is adjusted during prep.  This helps avoid unnecessary cuts to your hands, but also allows for lands naturally increasing in size as consecutive sharpenings gradually shorten the blade.