Antique Carpenters Plane French carpentry Tool with extra blade Decorators Piece

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This is a lovely Antique Carpentry tool made in France dating to circa. 1910. It is a wooden plane with changeable steel blades.

The plane is fashioned out of a solid block of wood, which has been expertly crafted to hold the metal blade at the precise angle for planing wood. the base of this block has a thick steel base attached to the bottom, which is securely screwed with flat head screws to offer a smooth planing surface. There are a couple of inscribe makers marks on the fron of the wooden block.

The blade is held in place via a second piece of wood which slides into the centre of the block. There is also a metal wedge with a curved base which sits behind the blade to offer additional security and stability.

Both blades are made from hand forged steel, and as such do show characteristics such as dimples to the edges of the steel, grinding marks from finishing along and other such irregularities, adding to their charm. Both blades are marked with their original makers, one reads:

Acier Fondu

within a detailed design.

The second is more simple, and probably dates to circa 1920. It reads simply:

'A D(letters are partly obscured here)
Acier Fondu.'

The condition of the plane as one could expect from such a utilitarian item is 'used' however i feel it is full of rustic charm, and would be perfect for a wonderful rustic inspired home. I am sure also that this plain would still be perfectly usable, as there seems so little that could possibly go wrong with it, aside from a blunt edge to the blade, which is easily remedied.

The wooden block of the plane measures approx. 8" long x 2 1/2" tall x 2".

The blades measure approx.
5 1/4" long x 1 1/2" wide
6 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide.

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