This was originally posted on February 1, 2015. The Sargent #415. The Sargent# 415 is like the Stanley #5 1/2 size. Here are the before pictures.
For more in depth restoration information, start here.
Note the condition of the knob and tote. They obviously needed replacement, and I wanted something other than rosewood. I decided on bloodwood. A lot of Sargent’s came with Mahogany, but I didn’t have any available. I thought this was a suitable replacement. And Of course I never make one at a time.
The japanning was shot as well, so it needed to be stripped and repainted. As with the #708 and all my repainting, I used Dupli-Color Engine Enamel DUPDE1635 Ford Semi Gloss Black spray paint
I put a modest camber on the blade, so no full width shavings, but a nice jack style plane for my collection.
And the two together
Thanks for looking and may all your irons stay sharp and your shaving stay crisp.