Reviewed By: I.Ball
Category: Old Mortice Chisels
Extra Info: What is a Mortice Chisel?
Manufacturer: Wm Marples And Sons
Tool Type: Sash Mortice Chisels
The William Marples And Sons sash mortice chisels were fitted with
a carbon steel blade with
uniform hardness and temper and were ground to a 25 degree angle. The
blade's on these chisels were longer and thicker than the standard
Marples mortice chisels which gave these the ability to be used in
deeper morticing work.
These sash mortice chisels each had a carving / carver pattern handle which was usually made from Boxwood. These mortice chisels were also made with an Ash handled version.
They were fitted with a leather washer between the bolster and the handle to help absorb shock from the heavy work these tools are used for.
These chisels originally had a Marples trade mark printed on the handle
with the wording 'Marples, Sheffield, England' with the Shamrock symbol.
The blades also carried the manufacturer mark which varied depending
upon age, most had the wording 'Wm Marples & Sons, Sheffield, England'
and the Shamrock symbol.
The Marples sash mortice chisels were made in the following sizes:
? - ? including 1960's
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