This wood plane is used for fine work leaving a smooth, silky sheen on your planed surface.
The blade is made of the best quality hand forged high carbon steel and housed in a body made from a select Japanese White Oak.
To use, firmly grip the plane with both hands and, applying constant appropriate downward pressure on the wood you wish to cut, smoothly pull the plane directly towards you with the blade cutting the wood at a right angle.
The blade is held in place with a crossbar and chip raker, to remove the blade simply strike the bevel on the back of the plane, multiple times, with a soft head hammer (leather, polyester or wood) while holding the plane with your hand and keeping pressure on the chip raker with your thumb, until the blade has been loosened free.
To sharpen remove the blade and run it across an appropriate grit whet stone until the desired sharpness has been achieve before stropping the blade on a leather strop using jewellers rouge.
To replace the blade back in the plane, ensure that the blade is sharp, the blade and chip raker are flat against each other, the bottom of the plane has been sanded and made concave appropriately, and that the plane accommodates the blade and chip raker squarely before committing to reassembling the plane. Once any adjustments have been made to the blade, chip raker or plane, insert the blade in the slot with the blade bevel facing downwards and contacting the wood of the plane at a depth as close as possible to optimal. Insert the chip raker firmly between the crossbar and blade, then gently strike the back of the blade (to extend the blade) and bevel at the back of the plane (to retract the blade) with a hammer in order to fine tune the desired tension, angle and depth of the blade.