Pair of Sheffield Made Deep Curved Woodcarving Gouges by ASHLEY ILES - No.19 Sweep
A pair of Sheffield made deep curved woodcarving gouges by ASHLEY ILES.
Sizes 5/16 and 9/16 inch.
Not marked with a sweep number but both are a good match for a No.19 London pattern sweep.
These gouges were 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 handles with brass ferrules, the larger gouge is marked '31/4' near the ferrule and both have stylized number 10s.
Previous owner's stamps 'G.E.MORRIS' on the handles with 'GM' etched on the back of the blades.
85/8 and 9 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.