I bought this plane for $ 25 and its not in great shape. The sole has a crack in it (see the lower edge of the mouth) and will probably blow up some day. It’s not flat and it has a giant pit in the sole. The blade’s very pitted and and kinda nasty. The knob has black sticky goo on it.
But it works as a pretty well as a rough worker and reduces thickness on a board pronto. I put a nice curve on the blade and even though its kinda nasty it sharpens up nicely. I put almost no work in it except to put a curve the blade and sharpen it. Pretty good for $25 .. or at least I think so.