I have a new found appreciation for hand tools these days. This little guy comes in handy cleaning up dados and rabbits that may have a little snot left over from the router. And how cool is this thing to look at?
I opted for the Lie-Nielsen closed throat over the Veritas. I tried the Veritas at one of the woodworking shows recently and found the canted handles to be awkward. If you have a little downward pressure while hanging over an edge it can be tippy. The Lie-Nielsen's version of a Stanley gives you more stability... at least for me.