1 1/4 inch MARPLES Paring Gouge
A very good 11/4 inch wide in cannel paring gouge by MARPLES of Sheffield.
Marked 'W MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' with the Shamrock trade mark on the blade.
Also stamped '12', this typically relates to the diameter in inches of circle worked.
Very good boxwood handle with brass ferrule and near complete trade mark.
Previous owner's initials 'MJM'.
163/8 inches overall length.