Very Shallow MARPLES Spoon Carving Gouge or Chisel - 1/2 inch *SOLD*
A good 1/2 inch woodcarving spoon gouge or chisel by MARPLES of Sheffield.
Although this looks like a spoon chisel, closer inspection reveals the edge has a very slight curve, similar to a number 24 London pattern sweep.
Marked 'W.MARPLES & SONS CAST STEEL' with the Shamrock trade mark on the blade.
Excellent ashwood handle with brass ferrule.
Previous owner's stamp 'BROADBENT'.
101/2 inches overall length.