The Mathieson and Son, Glasgow “Best Warranted” stamp displayed
clearly upside down on the front of the plane.
The plane features an original inset handle which is angled away
from the working edge by about 10 degrees.
This design would help protect the user's hand from hitting the
wall, although I imagine a left-handed user may have had a more
difficult time with this setup!
The plane has a wide sole offering a significant surface to ride
along the flooring as it cut next to the wall. Only the cutting
portion features the added steel sole plating. Interestingly,
the 3/8” wide iron and front knicker cut straight across at 90
degrees to the wall, but the mouth and escapement are angled.