The cheeks have also been cleaned and buffed. The handles have been strippe, sanded, waxed and had 3 coats of clear lacquer applied for protection. They look great and feel good in the hand. There has been a repair to the horn of the rear handle as it was missing. It's been repaired with a piece of spalted birch, which gives a good contrast.
The blade back of the blade has been flattened and buffed to a mirror finish. The bevel edge has been sharpened using a Sorby Pro Edge up to 3,000 grit and then honed on a leather strop, it's finished like a mirror and is razor sharpe, cut through Iroka wood like butter. This plane is in excellent condition for its age. All original, apart from the mentioned repair to the rear handle. The blade is authentic for the type and the handles are rosewood.
It's as good now as it was when it was made and is good to work straight away. This item is in the category "Collectables\Tools & Collectable Hardware\Collectable Tools\Carpentry & Woodworking Tools\Planes". The seller is "sctay1670" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago.