Just to show my point on the different standards between two planes. The image right is the Stanley Sweetheart plane handle. The hard, unresolved line that leaves a flat face connectingto the ill-sized radius reflects an ethic that came as a result of mass manufactured equipment needed to supply WW II. Remember the contrast of the saw handles article below. It’s sad that manufacturers stop so far short in thinking of those who use them.
The Veritas plane here below has beautiful handles fully shaped with radii that come to a full round. Bubinga is dense and robust for handles with consistent grain.
The engineering standards are excellent too. I respect any maker that can take the time to produce a fair-priced plane with every detail fully resolved.