Peter Sefton reports on the Ashley Iles bevel-edged chisels he recommends to his students.

I bought my first set of Ashley Iles bevel edged chisels almost 10 years ago and the original Mk1s have served me very well. They have since been superseded by the Mk2 which came out with improved quality of grinding and smaller handles. The traditionally hand-forged Sheffield steel is quick and easy to sharpen and produces a very keen edge – just what I require for fine furniture making; not over brittle or over hard.