Rider plane irons are made from high carbon, O1 spring steel and are 3mm thick. They are hardened and tempered to RC63 resulting in excellent edge retention characteristics, allowing a razor sharp edge to be honed.
31 December 2015
Axminster Rider 5 1/2 plane ironI bought this for a 5 1/2 Stanley Bailey plane. The original iron had was worn out after 28 years use, I decided to upgrade to the Axminster rider plane iron as it was not much difference in price to a Stanley replacement but was a thicker iron.