Based on an Edward Preston tool from the 1930s, this is Lie-Nielsen's first spokeshave. Finely cast in bronze with an A-2 steel blade cryogenically treated and hardened to Rockwell 60-62. The blade is supplied with a 25° bevel and bedded at 40° to the sole bevel down. The spokeshave is designed for removing fine shavings from, and the precise shaping of, workpieces. A good analogy would be the smoothing plane of spokeshaves. A very solid feeling tool, available with either a flat sole for convex or a curved sole for concave work. 170mm(6 3/4") long with a 16mm(5/8") radius.