This is an iron back tenon saw by
Beardshaw and Son which shows signs of
having been shortened from the toe.
The blade is 14 and 5/8 inches long with
a depth at the toe of 3 and 1/4 inches
and at the heel of 3 and 3/8 inches. The
average thickness of the blade is 0.030
inch. The teeth are 10 PPI crosscut
profile with a rake of about 15 degrees
and fleam of 15 degrees.
The closed London Pattern handle is
fixed by three iron rivets, one of which
seems to have had a brass washer added
as a repair. It is not clear whether the
rivets are original but the holes look
to be angle countersunk rather than
having been drilled for split nuts and
The toe end of the iron back appears
very rough as though broken or sawn off
and the plate protrudes slightly beyond
the back. The name stamp is 40mm long
and smaller than those shown in BSSM. It
is placed 4 and 1/4 inches from the toe
and would have been about central if the
plate had originally been 18 inches
||Estimated Prod. Date
1840s - 1860s
Front side of the saw. The original length of the blade was
most likely 16 inch.
The stamp set low on the back. Approx 40mm long.
The name stamp is 40mm long and smaller than those shown in
BSSM. It is placed 4 and 1/4 inches from the toe and would
have been about central if the plate had originally been 18
The handle from back side showing brass washer on the front
The handle from the front side.