These Berg chisel handles were made around 1939. They have paper and foil labels glued to them.
These were the very first Berg chisel labels. They were only made for a short while. They were soon replaced by waterslide style decals which were less fragile and adhered better.
A close look reveals “MADE IN SWEDEN” stamped into the handles. Surprisingly, there is also a tiny shark stamped beside the lettering.
This is the first time that I’ve noticed a shark stamped on a Berg chisel handle. It’s an interesting find (to me) and it may help with dating Berg chisels where Berg labels or decals are missing from the handles.
For more information on these early style of Berg labels, please click here.