Ebony Edge-Rounding Plane
This lovely special 4-3/4" long solid Ebony woodworking tool is designed as a finishing step to relieve (or "soften") the sharp edge on any board - with or across the grain - using only a few onehanded strokes. (Sharp edges are generally to be avoided because they can be so easily damaged in use.) And the miracle is that, because of the shape of the sole, the cutting action automatically stops when the edge is finished and the result perfectly uniform from end to end. Even a novice furniture maker will appreciate this one. It's a terrific hand tool.