I found this drawing knife (Some people call it a spoke shave) it has this logo
the portion below the swan says BEST TOOL STEEL the top says something & SWAN co Just trying to get the name of the company.
Apparently James Swan Co. See this link:
Thanks Dick. Interesting article this one has been well preserved and I couldn't resist trying it out very sharp and useful.
That is a drawknife. A spokeshave is different.
G.R. , that's a beautiful tool !! Lucky you ! This is a spoke shave:
Works more like a plane than the draw knife, more of a fine-finish tool. You can really hog out material with a draw knife.
The guy I bought it from called a spoke shave, I politely informed him it was a draw knife or as grandma called it a drawing knife and that spoke shaves were much smaller and finer cut. He just asked me if I still wanted it it belonged to his father and he had no use for it.
Folks who don't make things never need tools. If I'd known what I know now, I would have bought a lot more toe 50 years ago. It's great when you can score a fine tool like that one !