This is one of the finest small “pocket” block planes made in the world. E. C. Emmerich of Germany has been making great woodworking planes for over 100 years. You can see their website at http://ecemmerich.de/en/.
These excellent tools are only sold by a selected few retailers in the USA. Just do a “Google” search to see what they and their customers say about this model 649P. I have used one since 1981 and love it.
In 1998, when the US Dollar was overvalued against the Euro, a friend of mine imported many German-made tools directly from a dealer in Germany and sold them in his store. He went out of business due to health reasons a few years ago and I acquired his remaining inventory. I will be selling these ECE “new – old stock” planes and blades here and on eBay over the next few months. If you’re interested, you can contact me to see what I have and I can do a special listing for you here. These planes have never been used.
This listing is for the ECE Model 649P block plane. It is not only a work of art but an engineering masterpiece. The sole is made from lignum vitae wood which is naturally oily and moves across wood with very little friction that no metal plane can match. The sole is attached, using a unique dovetailed construction, to a European hornbeam body, the traditional hardwood used for tools in Europe for hundreds of years. This plane will perform for you and your descendants for many generations.
If you buy two or more of these planes, I will pay the shipping cost to anywhere in the USA. They make excellent Christmas and birthday gifts for your woodworkers. I have eight in stock.
A little about me... I recently retired after a long career in engineering and manufacturing. Furniture making has been my life-long hobby and I finally realized that I've accumulated more fine woods, tools, and craft supplies than I will ever use. Hopefully, you can find a great use for some of my treasures in your craftwork. For your specific need in craft wood, contact me and I can do a special listing for you.
I guarantee your satisfaction and will accept returns within 14 days if the product is in the original condition. You will receive a full refund and I will pay your return shipping cost up to the amount of the original shipping charge. That is how confident I am in my products. Please send me any questions or comments.