LOT OF 3 VINTAGE TANG GOUGES. MARPLES AND SONS GOUGE CHISELS in NEW - OTHER CONDITION. THEY WERE STORED, DISCOVERED, VIEWED, AND HANDLED BUT THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN USED. F R E E EXPEDITED S H I P P I N G W I T H I N T H E U N I T E D S T A T E S! Blade width: 7/8" / Metal length: 5 3/4" / Handle Length 5" / Overall Tool length: 10 3/4".Blade width: 1" / Metal Length: 6 3/16" / Handle Length 5 1/8" / Overall Tool Length: 11 1/4". Blade Width 1/2" / Metal Length: 5 1/2" / Overall Tool Length 10.
About 5 years ago they were discovered and removed from storage. They have been handled and looked at since but none have carved any wood. The steel shows some light surface rust on all three, the minor degree of which is to be expected from sitting in storage. They are all still super sharp.I have not cleaned, sharpened, or scraped them at all. All 3 are as tight as can be, exhibiting no wiggle, or play when held at each end and flexed. The lathe turned hardwood handles are beautifully made.
All 3 of the wooden handles are of the same unidentified species which shows almost no grain at all. They are beautifully hand made tools, with fine finished, smooth and uniform handles. Any carpenter will immediately notice the degree of quality craftsmanship and attention to detail exemplified in these gouges. It is a degree of professional craftsmanship that hints at their intended use.These are original, vintage Marples and Sons Gouge Chisels, made in Sheffield, England. They have been viewed, passed around, and handled but are as of yet, unused. The soft warm original finish o f b o t h t h e m e t a l a n d t h e w o o d is present. No buffing or machine polishing has taken place. What we have here are three beautiful o riginals in never used, vintage condition. All show clear detail, with nothing removed, nothing replaced, and nothing repaired, making these especially appealing new additions to any wood shop. Quarters are displayed for scale.
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The item "Vintage Lot of 3 Marples & Sons Wood Carving Gouges NOS Never Used NEW Old Stock" is in sale since Tuesday, May 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels". The seller is "craywat" and is located in Astoria, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.