Unusual Rosewood Thumb Plane by PEACE
A small rosewood thumb plane marked 'W. K & C PEACE'.
W. K & C PEACE were file, saw and edge tools makers in Sheffield during the 19th century but we have never seen a plane of any kind carrying their mark.
This rosewood example is marked 'W.K & C PEACE EAGLE WORKS' with the Eagle trade mark on the toe.
Made in two halves with a brass lever cap.
The 11/8 inch blade is marked 'FOREIGN' and more likely a replacement as you would expect this plane to have had a PEACE blade iron originally.
No previous owner's marks.
Only 33/4 inches long by 11/2 inches wide.
An unusual and intriguing little plane.