I'm asked regularly what the best era of the Millers Falls Planes are. Well for users The Type 3's are darn hard to beat. The Biggest thing you have to watch out for on these types though is the condition of the wood. Once the tote is broken on these planes its very difficult to repair them without it being very obvious. The finish is also well known for crazing over tim. So when you find an example with great wood snatch it up. the two piece jointed lever cap on these planes is a genius moment in plane engineering and can't be beat for Harmonic vibration control. Basically its a serious piece of kit!!!! This example needs a bit of clean up and a good hone and you'll be converted to the Falls clan in no time!!!