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    Default "iron chisel" calking iron set - Kovar Company" craigslist ad

    This is not my ad. I saw this and thought someone might think one-fifty for this would be a good deal.

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/tls/d/iron-chisel-set-kovar-company/6691334186.html




    " J.R. Kovar Company "
    chisel / calking irons tool set
    stock number ( # 41 - 1- 430 )
    chisel tool set
    --- made of iron
    1- set ( 8 pieces )
    assorted sizes : ( 5-1/2" inches , to 10-1/2" long )
    --- vintage
    original wood box
    made in usa
    $ 150.00 dollars cash only ( set )
    Last edited by Jim Mahan; 09-07-2018 at 08:25 AM.
    I don't care to know what the tough do when the going gets tough.

    I am interested in what the enlightened do.

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    Default Re: "iron chisel set - Kovar Company" craigslist ad

    Those irons are a set of tools that were supplied to war time shipping and the US Navy during WWII. They are inferior to quality caulking irons such as those made by Drew. A friend gave me a set of those war surplus irons and it was necessary to do considerable grinding and honing on the No. 1 making iron just to bring it to a usable condition! Those irons are worth next to nothing other than the fact that they are related to WWII. That company also made an oak caulking mallet that came with the set. The mallets are deader than a lead setting maul and produce no ring when driving a seam with cotton!
    Jay
    Last edited by Jay Greer; 09-07-2018 at 01:10 PM.

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    Default Re: "iron chisel set - Kovar Company" craigslist ad

    Here is my own usless set after being cleaned up and made to look yar. Not worth a damn!
    Jay

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