Handmade Tools for the Discriminating Woodworker

Blades for Stanley Bench Planes

Laminated steel using forge welding is a 1000-year-old process that was developed in ancient China as a means to improve the performance of swords. We have adapted 1000-year old manufacturing processes to suit Western woodworking planes. Finally the Western woodworker has access to the almost mystical quality of Eastern woodworking tools.

Forge welding is a difficult process and requires tens of years of arduous training. The process is completely manual and cannot be automated. Master craftsmen repeatedly heat, fold and hammer blocks of steel and iron until quality and appearance are just right. A forge welding and hand hammering combines functionality and beauty into a product that is unsurpassed even by today's high-tech steels.

ID Product Description Price

S-4/MS

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Master Series Bench Plane Blade:
Galoot-Tools uncompromised Damascus steel laminated plane blade, with two layers of folded steel. Hand-made by master sword smith using traditional methods (folding, hammering, forge welding, polished to 1,200 grit). Blade fits Stanley Bailey #4 Smoothing and #5 Jackplane. Blade is 51 mm (2 inches) wide and approx. 2.3 mm (3/32 inches) thick.
Blade is made of tool steel laminated to two types of hand folded (Damascus) steel. We use two different types of forge welded steel to give this blade unparalleled damping properties. Blade is differentially hardened for extra toughness and tempered to HRC62.

$259.95

S-4/PS

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Performance Series Bench Plane Blade:
Galoot-Tools Damascus steel laminated plane blade, hand-made by master sword smith using traditional methods (folding, hammering, forge welding, polished to 1,200 grit). Blade fits Stanley Bailey #4 Smoothing and #5 Jackplane. Blade is 51 mm (2 inches) wide and approx. 2.3 mm (3/32 inches) thick.
Blade is made of tool steel laminated to hand folded (Damascus) steel. Blade is differentially hardened for extra toughness and tempered to HRC62.

$129.95

S-4/ES

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Economy Series Bench Plane Blade:
Galoot-Tools laminated plane blade, hand-made by master sword smith using traditional methods (hammering, forge welding, polished to 800 grit). Blade fits Stanley Bailey #4 Smoothing and #5 Jackplane. Blade is 51 mm (2 inches) wide and approx. 2.3 mm (3/32 inches) thick.
Blade is made of tool steel laminated to soft backing. Blade is tempered to HRC62.

$69.95

Blades for Wooden Planes

These blades are designed to fit plane planes make by Steve Knight at Knight Toolworks or can be used for craftsmen-made planes. All plane blades are laminated and forge welded. Performance Series and Master Series blades use folded Damascus) steel as backing material.

ID Product Description Price

K-2-6/MS

Picture of Wooden Plane Blade

Master Series Wooden Plane Blade:
Galoot-Tools uncompromised Damascus steel laminated plane blade, with two layers of folded steel. Hand-made by master sword smith using traditional methods (folding, hammering, forge welding, polished to 1,200 grit). Blade is 51 mm (2 inches) wide, 153 mm (6 inches) long and approx. 6.3 mm (¼ inches) thick.
Blade is made of tool steel laminated to two types of hand folded (Damascus) steel. We use two different types of forge welded steel to give this blade unparalleled damping properties. Blade is differentially hardened for extra toughness and tempered to HRC62.

$219.95

K-2-6/PS

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Performance Series Wooden Plane Blade:
Galoot-Tools Damascus steel laminated plane blade. Hand-made by master sword smith using traditional methods (folding, hammering, forge welding, polished to 1,200 grit). Blade is 51 mm (2 inches) wide, 153 mm (6 inches) long and approx. 6.3 mm (¼ inches) thick.
Blade is made of tool steel laminated to hand folded (Damascus) steel. Blade is differentially hardened for extra toughness and tempered to HRC62.

$89.95

K-2-6/ES

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Economy Series Wooden Plane Blade:
Galoot-Tools laminated plane blade. Hand-made by master sword smith using traditional methods (hammering, forge welding, polished to 1,200 grit). Blade is 51 mm (2 inches) wide, 153 mm (6 inches) long and approx. 6.3 mm (¼ inches) thick.
Blade is made of tool steel laminated to soft backing. Blade is tempered to HRC62.

$59.95