Stanley No 5 Jack Plane Smooth Type 17 War Production
Offering this nice clean 14" long x 2" wide cutter, Stanley Bailey No 5 Jack Plane Type 17 with smooth bottom, dated 1942-45; blade is marked Stanley, made in USA with the rectangular logo. This plane was made during the WWII period, where some raw materials were not available, so in this case a hard rubber cutter adjustment knob was used, and also during this time, hardwood with a rosewood stain was used on the knob and handle. The plane is in very good condition with some wear on the original black Japanning, but over 98% still intact; bear metal surfaces good+++ condition, no cracks or chips; clean. The 2 inch wide blade is very clean, ready to work, no cracks or chips; cutter is 98% and sharp. Very good frog and cap cover. The hardwood handle is solid and clean; very minor wear - tiny dings on the top edges, nice finish, no cracks. The knob is in very good shape, solid and clean, minor dings, no cracks or chips. Overall condition is good+++, to very good with a few edge dings on the top of the cutter near the logo noted, very nice, super clean plane for your collection and/or use! This plane would make a nice gift!