One of the spendy vintage plow planes one can find is an original 1882 Miller Patent Plough Planes.
Paul Hamler specializes in miniture reproductions, but also makes full size planes. Paul made a few hundred finished Miller plows and is offering 80 as "kits." I put "kits" in quotes because there isn't much to do. They are spendy at $400 US, but I have always wanted one ever since I saw the ones he made a few years ago. My kit arrived Saturday.
Cast from silicon-bronze, once cleaned up it looks shiney. Comes with a single 1/4" blade which needs to be hardened before use. I have some O1 which is the correct thickness [1/8"] and so will make a few more widths myself. This was a birthday present and I look forward to the 4-6 hours to clean it up, file off some of the casting's rough edges, sand and apply the finish and linish it.
If I think of it at the time, as I clean it up I may post a couple pictures in the thread. Maybe. Filing and sanding looks as boring as it is! But there will be a picture of it finished and its first shavings.
The weight is wonderful and is now the largest metal plow I own. And it is the last one I'll purchase
Take care, Mike