@sojansson I appreciate your offer but I am in the US. I fear the cost of shipping would be prohibitive.
I’m fairly experienced with sharpening and have a nice set of waterstones that I use on other tools (chisels, blades for my block plane and jack plane, etc..). My goal is to sharpen up the original iron if possible. If the iron is beyond repair then I will try to find another original in better condition or just get a new iron / cap iron set from Lee Valley. Buying a new iron would significantly increase the total price but would likely last a lifetime.
I should have my new plane in hand on Monday. Then the journey begins.