Rare Edward PRESTON Carving Gouge
A scarce 11/16 inch wide deep carving gouge by Edward PRESTON of Birmingham.
Although PRESTON offered a range of carving tools in their catalogues very few turn up with their trade mark on the blades. This example has the mark 'E.PRESTON' on the top of the blade.
This deep gouge is a good match to a London pattern No.9 sweep.
Fitted with a registered design boxwood handle with brass ferrule. The handle is faintly stamped 'RD429721'.
No previous owner's stamps.
101/4 inches overall length.