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Just to wise you up to unscrupulous eBay tool dealers. For some time I have noticed dealers selling under the name Marples bluechip chisels and using an old Marples image to give the impression they are in fact selling the old Sheffield-made bluechips which were good chisels. When you go to the actual page to view the tool it shows an Irwin Marples chisel and not the image shown on the opening page. These chisels are not the same chisel and are made in Asia. You can dig around and find the genuine article and that’s what you should look for. Most images used to show blue chip chisels show the old image with just the Marples logo so be careful if you want one from the old Marples company in Sheffield. The steel is different.. The early Marples chisel had a well-earned reputation and was first made in the mid 1960’s. Just a warning.