This plane is a traditional Japanese style plane that 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 high carbon steel laminated with soft steel backing. The plane's body is made of Japanese White Oak.
In general, traditional Japanese planes require maintenance to the sole. This plane has been relieved behind the blade and is ready to use. It does not require tuning.
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 ready for use as a smoothing plane and so no adjustments are required for this, however timber planes may need some adjustment purely because of the nature of wood moving (expanding and contracting). For more information, please also see: https://japanesetools.com.au/pages/plane-tuning