This plane is once again based on the Norris pattern which was usually cast gunmetal with a sweated on steel sole.
As you can see my version here has brass sides dovetailed onto a steel sole. The toe section being unique as it is incorporated as the front infill; the sole and front
infill are all in one piece. My later models now have a machined integral rivet (as in my No 98 plane) and dovetails which can only be achieved by CNC milling. I think I
am the only person that has done this and it is unlikely that anybody else will attempt it.
This plane is a good all round finishing plane especially in confined areas, as it has a very narrow toe of only ½". It can be used easily with one hand.
It has become a much coveted plane with collectors and users.