My friend, Mari
Subritzky from Melbourne, AU, send me pictures and short
description on a saw she recently found. She writes:
"I suspect that it could be a very
early saw, so I'm very interested to hear others' views on the age
or possible origin of the saw.
It's 8" long, a tapered brass back that
is very rounded on the top, the tiny handle is only 5/8" thick, the
saw plate is 15thou thick, 13.5ppi & a rip profile.
What I find attractive about this saw
is the double horn cut outs at the top & bottom of the handle, I've
seen a few early saws but I haven't seen that shape on a handle
It has IS stamped into the spine and MO
stamped into the handle on the reverse.
It has a couple of obligatory worm holes & a missing nut."
So, here it is:
The saw shown here is in "as found" condition. It is a historical
and it is preserved as is.
Obviously, the saw was used quite a bit and the blade attests to
Double horn cut outs at the top and bottom of the handle.