Cranked Gouge by ASHLEY ILES of Sheffield
A 11/4 inch cranked paring gouge by ASHLEY ILES of Sheffield.
Made by ASHLEY ILES (a former pattern maker) in Sheffield between 1949 and 1967 when the family business relocated to Lincolnshire.
ASHLEY ILES no longer produce gouges of this type.
Marked 'ASHLEY ILES LTD SHEFFIELD. ENG' on the blade.
A previous owner has engraved 'M.WHYATT' on the inside of the blade.
Good beechwood handles with brass ferrule.
A few pitting and staining spots.
133/8 inches overall length.