6 MARPLES Firmer Gouges with Boxwood Handles
A good graduated group of six out-cannel firmer gouges by MARPLES of Sheffield.
Approximate sizes: 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 11/16", 15/16" and 11/8 inches.
All are marked 'W MARPLES & SONS CAST STEEL' with the Shamrock trade mark. The largest gouge also has the Hibernia mark and the 15/16" gouge is marked 'W.MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD', please see close-up images.
Very good boxwood handles with brass ferrules, various previous owner's stamps on four of the handles.
A few surface pitting and staining spots.
Between 91/2 and 121/2 inches overall length.