MARPLES Firmer Gouge - Violin Makers Corner Block Gouge
A very good firmer gouge by MARPLES of Sheffield.
This 5/8 inch (16mm) in-cannel gouge is a good match to a London pattern No.6 sweep, please see close-up image, and we are told that this is an ideal size and sweep for carving the corner blocks in the ribs of a violin.
Marked 'MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' with the Shamrock trade mark on the blade.
Very good boxwood handle with brass ferrule and near full trade label. The ferrule is split but firm and secure.
No previous owner's stamps.
1011/16 inches (272mm) overall length.