I have heard the brand name “Linco” mentioned a few times on Canadian hand tool forums. But, like the Sasquatch, I never sighted one myself … until recently.
This graduated set of Linco socket chisels looks like a typical set of Swedish chisels in most ways.
The decal on the handle of these chisels really reminds me of the green and yellow decals on the Wallins chisels that are typically seen in Canada. That is probably something that is worth looking into.
The width of the chisel is stamped near the top of the socket rather than on the flat part of the blade. It’s a deep, crisp stamp, too. This is very unusual. I haven’t seen this done on any other Swedish chisels.
The back of the blade has the commonly seen “MADE IN SWEDEN” stamp on them. One of these days I’m going to make a list of all of the Brands of Swedish chisels that have this same blade stamp. Unless someone beats me to it. 🙂
I get the feeling that the Linco brand is confined to the Canadian market and that it’s not even common there. That’s just a hunch, though.