Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY tenon saw S44 EB#136:
Up for sale is a stunning & RARE Premium Quality HENRY DISSTON Double Eagle 10" Carcass Saw, freshly Hand Sharpened.
This dovetail saw is 10" long & is a 14.5PPI fine rip profile with 5° of rake, 52 deep at the toe & 55 deep at the heel, it has a 24 thou thick saw plate.
This Disston Dovetail Saws Eagle medallion dates to 1840-50s, the spine features very early double eagle backstamps & a heavy arris to the lower edge, the handle is amazing & is a transitional style between the more familiar later back saws & the earliest Disston back saws that had lambs tongues, it has a huge & thick top horn & the boss / nose of the handle is quite pointed.
There aren't many Disstons of this vintage, it's super super early & a rare survivor- a pre American Civil War saw, the wood is superb- the burnt toffee colour that you get from 150+ years of work.
Hand finished handle, double eagle backstamps, split nut fasteners, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture 1830-1920s, when their skill was at it's zenith & the materials were high quality & makers took pride in their work & stood by their tools as a quality product, carpenters weren't using hand held circular saws yet, so they needed saws that worked well & held an edge.
This saw is for the woodworker that is happy to work unplugged, you'll know what I mean when you read this, it's like fast food vs slow food, it's getting back to the heart of woodworking & using your hands, not flicking a switch.
It cuts well, all sharpened saws are fully guaranteed, if it fails your expectations of a sharp saw, send it back in the condition that I sent it to you for your money back- simple. Any blue colour you can see on the toothline is engineers blue set out fluid that my saw dr uses to keep track of where he's filed- if you've ever sharpened a saw before this will make sense to you, it rubs of easy with meths or orange oil or use.
Weight - 350g
Size - 10" / 250mm long, overall length 38cm
This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear and tear consistent with age and use, numerous dents dings & chips & scratches to the handle, freshly sharpened & set, the handle has an old repair to the rear tip of the boss / nose & a chip out of the forward facing hook & an age check to the same area, it's ready to go to work in the discerning workshop, an ultra scarce little Disston Double Eagle Backsaw.
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