I've never owned a hand plane before. I know nothing about them nor have I ever used one before. I do enjoy going to auctions though and after watching Steve get all the great deals on planes at auctions he attends it has made me look for them at auctions that I go to. I attended a sale today and this was selling and was getting NO bids. Finally a guy bid $3.00 and just before the hammer dropped something forced my hand in the air. Now.... I don't believe in ghosts but I swear I had no idea why I bid. Anyway...I got this for $4.00. The only markings on the larger plane is "Made in America" on the front. No markings at all on the smaller one. Both have good sharp blades. Are they any good? Should I clean them up and refinish the handles or should they be left alone? Thanks Steve!