This larger (7”) block plane is a favorite for larger jobs and larger hands when planing tough hard woods. The adjustable throat facilitates making very fine shavings. This model began its history with a hooded, nickeled lever cap, then moved to a knuckle joint cap, before ending its run in the 1970s with blue bed finish and reversion to the nickled hooded cap. This example is from the final production and is in great condition with all finishes, long blade, and no problems. Fine.