This Plane is a traditional Japanese style plane which cuts on the pull stroke. The blade and chip breaker are held in place by compression and is adjusted with a Japanese hammer or wooden mallet. The blade is made from hard high carbon steel laminated with soft steel. The plane's body is made of Japanese White Oak.
In general, traditional Japanese planes require maintenance to the sole.
Blade Width: 58mm
Plane Body Length: 255mm
Plane Body Width: 75 mm
In regards to Japanese smoothing planes; please note that the sole of the plane has been prepared for use as a smoothing plane, however timber planes may need some adjustment purely because of the nature of wood moving and the pressure of inserting the blade. For more information, please also see our pdf.