By arrangement with noted bladesmith Ron Hock, the plane irons exclusively offered here (pictured above) are crafted from A-2 alloy steel, then cryogenically treated. A-2 steel is formulated for abrasion resistance and is particularly responsive to cryogenic treatment. The steel, cryo-treatment, and skillful execution result in plane blades with outstanding edge retention. They are designed specifically for the type of planes featured in my book, Making and Mastering Wood Hand Planes. These are often called “Krenov-type” wood planes in honor of my teacher, James Krenov, who adapted the classic European wooden plane to this form and wrote about them in his book, The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed.
- 3-1/2″ long x 3/16″ thick
- Three widths: 1-1/2″, 1-3/4″, and 2″
- Chip-breaker and cap-screw included
- Cryogenically treated A-2 Steel
(see below for shipping info. If you prefer to pay by personal check, mail it to my address on the Contact page.)
Blades purchased with a book and DVD are shipped Free. See Book and Video page for details
Within the USA $6.50. At checkout select Priority. Your order will ship USPS Priority Mail with 2-3- day delivery. The Economy option is for books and DVDs only. (Media Rate).
Outside USA $24-$34 USPS Priority Mail. Price calculated at checkout.