"I really appreciate LMI's help to help me start my dream of building acoustic instruments. The customer service and products I have received have always been top notch. Love working with you guys, and I'll continue to send business your way".
LMI chisels, with beautifully designed hardwood handles, are as good as can be found anywhere in the world. Hand-forged and tempered with an average Rockwell hardness reading of 61HRC, our maker guarantees specific hardness tolerances, and stamps our initials on the blade and charges us for the extra quality control. The blades are hard, but they are tough too–not nearly as brittle as many of the good Japanese chisels—perfect for instrument making. The small German foundry that makes these blades uses the very best steel. They’ve been in the hands of instrument makers for more than twenty years now, and any luthier that hasn’t had his or her set filched will attest to the quality of the steel in these LMI chisels. Few, if any brands, hold an edge like these chisels do. The bevel angle on our chisels is 17-18 degrees.