Founded in 1825, Edward Preston & Sons Ltd. produced some of the finest tools of the Victorian age. Lee Valley have created a close replica of their model 1374 round-bottomed spokeshave, a tool as elegant as it is effective. Smaller than typical spokeshaves at 170mm long overall, it is designed for fine smoothing and shaping, with a tight mouth opening that helps reduce tear-out and a 16mm radius sole that allows you to work tight curves. Raised handles keep your hands clear of the work. This version is investment-cast in stainless steel and faithfully reproduces the polished scrollwork and scalloped borders of the original. The lapped PM-V11® blade is 35mm wide and 2.4mm thick with a 30° bevel, and clamped with a thumbscrew and cap iron. For those who appreciate the benefits of cutting edge technology with more than a hint of nostalgia, this is surely a must have item. Made in Canada.