My first hand plane has arrived I am in hog heaven, it seems to be in pretty good shape although I am not by any means an expert. The blade seems thin I don’t know maybe it is just me it is honestly the first time holding one in my hands old or new. I tried it a few times with the knowledge that I have not sharped it the bottom is flat and with that being said made some shaving. I also won my last eBay bid I had started, got it for .99 well with shipping of coarse.
It is in pretty rough shape and after looking online I am pretty sure it is missing a piece off the side. But I really liked it and am stoked about the idea of cleaning it up and getting the missing piece. I will post in the next few days as the four other shipments should come in soon although of course the one I wanted to show up first has just shipped today.
-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log