Marples No. 153 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Carving Tools
Tool Type: Wood Carving Tools
Model No: 153
William Marples produced a range of wood carving tools
under their 'Shamrock' brand up until 1965 (according to my studies
so far - this date may change as I research further), this set I believe
was made after 1965 (there are no Shamrock markings).
The Marples 153 carving tool set was a six piece set with small carving tools in which was marketed as a beginner carving tool set.
Each of the carving tools were fitted with a polished finished mahogany handle with the Marples logo.
The handles were finished with steel ferrules.
The blades were forged from the best quality cast steel which were accurately ground to a good profiled edge.
The Marples number 153 set consisted of the following tools:
1 x 7mm skew chisel
1 x 5mm curved vee tool
1 x 8mm curved chisel
1 x 8mm chisel
1 x 6mm straight gouge
1 x 9mm curved shallow gouge
This set was presented in a blue cardboard box.
The box says 'small carving tools set of six', 'Marples No 153', Record Ridgway Tools Ltd., Made In Sheffield England'.
This set was also produced with Boxwood handles, please see the Marples Boxwood Carving Set - Six Piece Review.
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