Still in this day and age, you can find old tools for cheap at 2nd hand stores and get them working again. I found this at a thrift store for $2.25, all rusted up.
A bit of work later and some sharpening, and it's looking pretty useful. This low-angle block plane has an adjustable mouth, something I've not worked with before, but from what I read, seems to be a big deal. Should be fun to do some work. I love using old stuff.