Huge 1 1/2 inch Curved Carving Gouge by ASHLEY ILES of Sheffield - No.12 Sweep
A huge 11/2 inch curved carving gouge by ASHLEY ILES of Sheffield.
Not marked with a sweep number but a good match for a No.12 London pattern sweep.
This gouge was made in Sheffield by ASHLEY ILES between 1949 and 1967 when the family business relocated to Lincolnshire.
Marked 'ASHLEY ILES SHEFFIELD LTD' on the blade.
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Very good boxwood handle with brass ferrule, marked '4' near the ferrule.
Previous owner's stamps 'G.E.MORRIS' on the handle with 'G.MORRIS' and 'GM' etched on the blades.
1113/16 inches overall length.
From a group of similar large size gouges made in Sheffield using traditional techniques during the early years of production by this respected maker.