Stanley bailey plane dating
It looks literally brand new and I'm almost positive it still had the factory edge on the iron and it was never used. I followed Paul Sellers video on sharpening the iron, it's mirror smooth and I'm easily getting .001" shavings.
It's my first handplane and I'm really excited about it.
Enjoy your #5 and have fun with it, and if you ever do replace it, keep it and hang it on the wall in your shop./r/woodworking is your home on reddit for furniture, toys, tools, wood, glue, and anything else that has to do with woodworking as a hobby or profession.
This later #1 Stanley has the notched rectangle logo on the cutter and dates from after 1936.