Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY tenon saw S10 EB#201:
Up for sale is an amazing Premium Quality ASHALL LONDON 1880s Carcase Saw, freshly Hand Sharpened to be a fine 12ppi rip.
It's a good saw for fine accurate cuts with the grain, 12" / 303mm long & freshly hand sharpened to be a fine 12PPI rip profile with 5° of rake, 55mm deep at the toe, 64mm deep at the heel, it has a nice thin 19 thou thick saw plate, good for splitting pencil lines.
William Ashall were an important London saw maker that started making saws in 1861 up until 1898, going by the features of this saw & comparing it with known dated examples, this saw dates to around 1880.
Hand finished handle, brass back with dog head saw smithing hammer stamp, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture 1860s-1940s, 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, 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 - 600g
Size - 12" / 305mm long, 44cm overall.
This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear and tear consistent with age and use, freshly sharpened & set, some scattered light pitting to the plate, it's lovely saw, ready to go to work in the discerning workshop.
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