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I received my Grandfather’s wood plane after he passed away, among several other old hand tools.  I am currently in the process of restoring it to keep and I am curious about its age and manufacturer information.  It does not matter to me whether it’s worth a dollar or much more than that because it was my Grandfather’s and I will keep it forever.  Nonetheless, I have searched many sites and many brands trying to positively identify it just so I would know more about it, but have not been able to positively identify it yet.  I know very little about it other than he used it all the time when I was very young, but probably not much at all for many years.  There is probably nothing special about it, other than it was his, which makes it special to me.

The only markings I can see are “Made in U.S.A.” in front of the tote and some faint numbers and letters which are stamped sideways in between the frog and the mouth.  They appear to be a “5” above what appears to be “V6”.  There may have been more below these but I cannot make them out. 

Any information or direction is appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

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Any marks on the cutter once it's cleaned up?
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No indications of any that I have seen yet.  I will be working on it again this evening and will let you know.  Are there some more specific photos of certain things or areas that I can take that may assist?
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I'm pretty sure I have ( or had because I can't find it) a diamond edge just like it, but the cutter adjuster was different.
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Found some more markings this afternoon.
“Stanley made in USA” at the top on the long side of the cutter and 441 on the other side. Also located what looks like a 5 on the lower portion of the frog and a symbol that I cannot decipher on the downside of the lever cap.

Based on earlier reply I am assuming the cutter may have been replaced???

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I'd assume the cutter is a replacement as well. The lateral definitely is not any Stanley I've seen.
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Thanks! I looked at the Diamond Edges and I believe you are on to it. Thank you again for replying so quickly!
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