Manufactured: Eskilstuna Municipality, Sweden (Not certain that Beaver chisels were manufactured in Eskilstuna City.)
Manufacturer: Unknown (Often attributed to E.A. Berg, but I have not seen documented proof)
Date Manufactured: Unknown
Logos on Handle: Oval decal/transfer. Two variants are known: Blue with a Gold Background, Blue with Silver Background
Blue with Gold Background. This label was on a Beaver socket-style chisel (see photo below this one).
Blue with silver Background. This label was on a Beaver tang-style chisel (see photo below this one).
Trademark on Blade :
The trademark simply stating “Sweden” typically appears on the blade of the the narrower Beaver chisels due to limited space.
Here’s a wider Beaver chisel blade blade with “Eskilstuna — Made in Sweden” stamped into it.
Beaver chisels are commonly found in Canada. (The Beaver logo is certainly well accepted in the Canadian market). I don’t know which Canadian retail outlets carried them. Frequently, the chisels can be found in boxed sets such as the one shown below.
The Beaver chisels appear to be identical in many ways to the TecoMaster chisels which were sold in Canada by the T. Eaton Company (the TECo” in TecoMaster). Although the logo on the handle is different, Tecomaster chisels look very similar and have the same “Eskilstuna — Made in Sweden” trademarks stamped on their blades. When magnified and compared, the Beaver marking and the TecoMaster markings appear to have been stamped with an identical die. I used sample chisels that I have on hand to confirm this and feel certain both brands of chisels were stamped in the same factory by the same die. This strongly suggests that they were both made by the same manufacturer. (See the Tecomaster Chisels post for more information).
There was another “Beaver”chisel that came from the Eskilstuna area in Sweden — the Kronan Beaver. (See the Kronan Chisels post for more information).
Early in 2013 I bought 4 Beaver socket chisels on eBay to add them to my set of Swedish user chisels (Jernbolagets, Bergs, and Beavers). I was momentarily excited when I found one Beaver chisel had a E.A. Berg stamp on the blade. Then I had to remind myself that socket handles migrate with ease from one blade to another and that this was not proof that Berg made the Beavers. (I have also found Kronan and Jernbolaget chisels blades with Berg handles, plus many Bergs with a variety of replacement handles). If it had been a tang-style chisel with a tight fitting Beaver handle and a Berg blade, I might have thought that this supported the idea that Berg made the Beaver chisels better.