MARPLES Bevel Edge Paring Chisel with Military Marks - 1/2 inch
A 1/2 inch MARPLES bevel edge paring chisel.
Marked 'W.MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' with the Shamrock trade mark on the blade.
Also stamped with the military Broad Arrow mark and '1944' on the underside of the blade.
It is likely that this chisel was 'mothballed' at the end of the war as the handle is marked with the Broad Arrow under '80' and a military part number, probably indicating that it was reissued in 1980.
Good ashwood handle with brass ferrule.
Previous owner's stamps 'J.HOLDEN'.
133/16 inches overall length.