|Forum topic by BustedClock||posted 08-14-2013 10:12 PM||1383 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-14-2013 10:12 PM
I’m looking at a set of allegedly vintage Marples chisels. After a lot of research, I’ve gotten the impression that those Marples made in Sheffield England are a pretty good bang for the buck. The person selling these chisels doesn’t know where they come from.
What’s got me scratching my head is that these do not have the quintessential blue handles with white lines. Rather, the handles are a yellow, translucent, plastic with the 3/4” closest to the blade a dark red color. Does anybody know anything about these chisels. Are they honest to goodness real Marples, funky Oriental imports, or some other crazy thing. If real Marples, do they have any sort of reputation comparable to the blue-handled standard?
Thanks for any info.
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