Historical information

A plane used by a cooper to smooth the inside of barrels can also be used for smoothing other curved surfaces like chairs or round poles etc.


A tool of the cooper and other woodworking tradesmen that has been in use since the making of barrels and wooden buckets for hundreds of years without much change to the design or how the tool is used. The subject item at this time cannot be associated with an historical event, person or place, provenance is unknown, item assessed as a collection asset as it is believed to have been produced before 1950.

Physical description

Round shave also known as Coopers In-shave, metal curved blade with two wooden handles.

Inscriptions & markings