Japanese carpenter's planes from Sanjo in Niigata. Double layered steel (SK steel laminated to soft iron) is hard-wearing and easy to sharpen. White Oak (Quercus myrsinfolia) dai (block). Setting up Kana (Japanese planes) is a bit of a knack - have a look here for detailed information http://youtu.be/QQytHrqMsug (Sumokun's YouTube channel is not affiliated to, or sponsored by, Niwaki in anyway - he's just keen to help!)
- 60mm: 42mm shaving width (sun-shi) 950g
- 70mm: 54mm shaving width (sun-pachi) 1235g
Niwaki Tip: Keep the wooden block (dai) in stable humidity.