This tool represents an excellent entry into the world of Japanese planes, with a superb blue paper steel blade that represents an upgrade from it's high carbon steel-bladed cousin.
Blade size: 58mm wide, 50mm cutting edge
Blade material: laminated steel blue paper steel (Aogami) and soft steel
Block size: 255mm long by 72mm wide
Block material: Japanese white oak (shirogashi)
The block of this plane is relieved behind the blade to allow it to be used to smooth.