MARPLES Pattern Makers Long Strong Spoon Gouge
A scarce 19/16 inch pattern makers' long strong spoon gouge or paring gouge by MARPLES of Sheffield.These specialist gouges have elongated shanks to allow easier access.Marked 'W.MARPLES & SONS CAST STEEL' with the Shamrock trade mark on the shank.The gouge blade is 63/4 inches long from the shoulders to the cutting edge and the shank is 61/2 inches to the bolster.Very good boxwood handle with brass ferrule.No previous owner's stamps.187/8 inches overall length.