Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY saw S51 EB#299:
Up for sale is a legendary Premium Quality Henry Disston & (singular) Son No:9 RIP SAW that dates to 1865 - 1871, freshly hand sharpened & set.
The saw plate is made from Extra Cast Steel London Spring Steel & it has a CRISP applewood double looped handle that just fits your hand like a glove, these were one of Henry's Premium Model Saws- the absolute best of its kind.
This saw has a "Henry Disston & Son" etch & a "Henry Disston" inset eagle medallion, most likely closer to the earlier range of production.
A full 28" / 710mm plate, hand sharpened to the factory 4.5PPI graduated rip profile.
A highly taper ground plate, straight back, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture 1860-1920s, 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 has been hand sharpened to 5° of rake.
It's in amazingly good condition for a 150 year old saw- full bright plate & a crisp double loop handle- there aren't too many around in this condition.
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, please note 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.
Please note any blue colour you can see on the tooth line is engineers set out fluid- my saw Dr uses it to keep track of where he's filed- if you've ever sharpened a saw that will make sense to you.
Weight - 1kg
Size - 82cm overall
This saw is in authentic vintage condition, freshly hand sharpened & set, there is a full bold etch, some isolated spots of pitting to the plate & missing 1/2 a tooth back from the toe- doesn't affect use & will reappear next sharpen or so, the handle is in extra good condition with the bottom horn shortened slightly & some tight checks to the top horn, the plate is full & still sports the factory heel PPI stamp- rare in a saw of this age.
It's a very usable fast cutting rip saw, ready to go to work in the discerning workshop, these are an uncommon saw & this one is EXTRA TIDY.
Please check the photos as they are part of the description.
All of our items are genuine vintage - that means they have been used, and have the normal wear and tear associated with a genuine vintage item. Please check all photos carefully as the photos form a large part of the condition description, and ask any questions you may have prior to your purchase.