Yep, Perfectly flat is the thing most people forget when they purchase a plane.
They don't even bother to back off the base, never mind the iron
Like you, I use granite for my final.
It's hard to believe how far some of the iron planes and their irons are so far out of true.
You'll like the Hock:)
That REALLY looks comfortable as heck:)
I wimped out and spent WAY too much money one day at Lie-Neilson's shop, when I saw it was one town away from my grand parents graves...
The ONLY planes I ever bought that needed NO work on them before using.
A low angle skew plane next? https://www.lie-nielsen.com/product/block-planes/skew-block-plane-left?node=4072
You shouldn't have posted...now you've got me thinking:)