War Finish Tools

War Finish marked tools aren't exactly easy to come by. During WWII, the bulk of production was focused on the war effort, with very little marketing and/or sales to the general public. The "War Finish" examples on this page represent those few tools sold to the public during the war, which is indicated by the "War Finish" stamp.

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This is a set of War Finish combination wrenches ranging from 5/16" to 11/16"

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Plomb 5249 War Finish Ratchet.

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During the war, some materials such as chromium, were reserved for military needs. War Finish tools are unplated and the stamp indicated that these tools were not of the same quality as the pre-war tools.