Early MARPLES Firmer Chisel or Mortice Chisel - 7/16 inch *SOLD*

Code: 2301c

An early 7/16 inch cast steel firmer or mortice chisel by MARPLES of Sheffield.

Believed to date from the second half of the 19th century.

Marked 'W.MARPLES & SONS CAST STEEL' on the top of the blade.

Not marked with the 'HIBERNIA' or Shamrock trade marks.

The blade flares slightly from 3/8 inch wide at the bolster to 7/16" at the cutting edge.

Very good boxwood handle with brass ferrule, previous owner's stamps 'G.ATKINSON'.

Some surface pitting and staining spots, please see images

7 inch blade, 137/16 inches overall length.

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