Not much of a gloat as its not really that old but I've been eyeballing and " visiting " it for almost a year. LOML got tired of the nonsense ! Shes a good'un ! Think'n, now that we own one it'll get used a lot. BUT . . . since I've never had one, I'm wondering . . . are block planes worth a good ( Hock, etc. ) blade ? Or is it more like carrying a " utility " knife ?