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SPIERS OF AYR SCOTTISH SMOOTHING PLANE
Here we have a SPIERS AYR smoothing plane in VG as found condition.
The plane measures 9 inches overall and has a cutter which is just over 2 1/8th inches wide.
The metalwork of the plane is very sound overall though has a few light corrosion spots on the sole. The lever cap and knob are original and stamped SPIERS AYR.
The woodwork is a dark rosewood and the handle and spur are in VG and no cracks. The front bun has an old crack and has had a reasonable repair in the past with a brass screw.....this could be tidied up to improve the look of the plane.
The cap iron is the original and is stamped HOWARTH, the cutter is a VG thick replacement stamped something like MMM LONGLIFE HIGH STEEL.
Overall a VG heavy Scottish smoother by one of the best makers