Marples Wood Carving Set - Mahogany Handles - No. M152

marples wood carving set
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Marples Carving Set Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Marples

Tool Type: Wood Carving Tools

Model No: 152 / M152


The Marples Wood Carving Set 152 / M152 review.

The wood carving tools were handled with polished finished hardwood handles; the wood used in the early years was Rosewood, then Mahogany or Mahogany-like hardwood, they went on to be made with Danta wood (looks like Mahogany). The Marples brand name was displayed on the handles.

The handles were finished with brass ferrules.

The blades were forged from the best quality cast steel which were accurately ground to a good profiled edge.

marples carving tool set

This particular set was the 6 piece Marples carving tool box set.

The set consisted of a variety of wood carving tools including:

  • 1x Marples - Straight - Skew - 6mm (1/4")
  • 1x Marples - Straight - Shallow Gouge - 6mm (1/4")
  • 1x Marples - Straight - Very Shallow Gouge - 13mm (1/2")
  • 1x Marples - Curved - Fairly Shallow Gouge - 7mm
  • 1x Marples - Spoon - Chisel - 3mm (1/8")
  • 1x Marples - Straight - Vee - 8mm (5/16")

It also included:

  • 1x Small Sharpening Slipstone
  • 1x Sharpening Instructions Booklet
marples carving tool set

These Marples carving tools were available to buy individually at certain points through the history of their manufacture.

This Marples set was presented in a blue cardboard box with a photo and writing detailing the core details of the set. The insert of the box is blue.

The tools in this set were full size carving tools.

William Marples produced a range of wood carving tools under their 'Shamrock' brand up until 1965 (according to my studies so far) - these early Marples carving tools were made with Rosewood handles.

This set went on to be made by Record Ridgway in the 1970's (the same company which made the Record planes at the same time and later).

During 1988 - 1997+, the Marples M152 Wood Carving Set was manufactured by Record Marples, during this time the wood used was Danta which is a type of wood which looks like Mahogany.

Manufactured Dates

<1958 - 1997>

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