I swear I posted this topic this morning, but it's not showing up in the forum.
Decent woodworking rust is hard to come by on my side of the big river and since I don't have tons of time to travel for flea markets & tool swaps, I unfortunately have to rely heavily on Ebay. I also find the prices on old tool web sites absurdly high.
As vintage chisels go, I find the Stanley #50 Everlasting pretty ubiquitous and not too pricey. The tang/handles should hold up to the most ham-handed use, but how good is the steel?