This nice later smooth plane has been little used, and is in an original box. The plane dates from the transition from the older WWII types to the 1948 time period with the rosewood handles, and frog design were changed. This has the rosewood handle, and the later buttressed frog, but the lettering on the lateral lever retains its earlier form. Aside from a light cleaning and blade honing, the plane is ready to use. The box is a little worn on the edges, but only one corner needs mending. It has an earlier green label with notched corners, but is probably this plane’s original box. Fine.