Marples Firmer Chisels - Boxwood Handles

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Marples Firmer Chisel Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Marples

Tool Type: Firmer Chisels

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This William Marples Boxwood Firmer Chisels Review covers a range of popular and successful firmer chisels made by William Marples / Marples over a lengthy period in the 20th century.

The Marples chisels were made to the standard format of traditional chisels with best quality cast steel blades, brass ferrules and hardwood handles, boxwood in this case.

There were two types of Marples firmer chisels produced in this style, one is just referred to as 'Marples firmer chisels', the other is the 'Marples bevel edge firmer chisels' which are often referred to just 'Marples bevel edge chisels'.

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Boxwood handles are usually considered the best chisel handles due to the boxwood being very strong and as such they are very hard to damage.

The handles have had a few different logos on them over the years including the famous Marples transfer printed logo; this particular logo consisted of 'Marples, Sheffield, England' along with the Marples Shamrock logo.

Marples produced a whole range of various types of chisels including paring chisels, firmer gouges, paring gouges, cranked chisels, and other specialist chisels.

The William Marples / Marples brand of tools which this review refers to were made in the 20th century; I need to confirm the dates but very, very roughly I reckon 1920's - 1970's.

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