I’ve been looking at the Veritas bench chisel sets at leevalley, because I’m beginning to want to upgrade my Narex chisels (they’ve been great, I just think I’d enjoy a higher quality chisel). Veritas offers their bench chisels in PM-V11 steel, as well as more traditional A2 steel (see links below).
Naturally, there’s a difference in price. I have some of Veritas’ plane blades in PM-V11 and have felt that they really do stay sharper for longer, and sharpen up very easily on diamond stones + a strop. My question is, is this worth it for chisels? When I chop dovetails / mortises, I usually keep the strop nearby for my Narex chisels, so that I can touch up the edge every few minutes. Would the PM-V11 really be a huge improvement? Should I be looking at a different set of chisels?
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