Physical description

A Gregsteel Plugging cold chisel which is sought after due to excellent edge-holding properties. Used by bricklayers (Gregsteel 279) to remove mortar from between bricks to allow for a timber plug to be inserted to allow skirtings and architraves to be fixed to it. This object may have been used as a timber paling knife.

Inscriptions & markings

GREGSTEEL - on handle
ALLOY STEEL - on other side of handle