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#1 posted 10-22-2008 12:29 AM

Contact the Japan Woodworker. The guy who runs it may deal
in collectible Japanese planes.

I have one old Japanese plane myself – a rabbet plane with an
adjustable fence. It works well but I don’t think it is particularly

The best Japanese irons take an incredible sharp edge and hold
it for a long, long time. As I recall some of the famous swordsmiths
shifted into making tools when the Samurai way of life was abolished.

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