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SOLD S499 Premium Quality Vintage SHARP! TOM SWAIN KAYE 14” brass back 11ppi RIP SAW backsaw

SOLD S499 Premium Quality Vintage SHARP! TOM SWAIN KAYE 14” brass back 11ppi RIP SAW backsaw

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Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY saw S499:

Up for sale is a Premium Quality THOMAS SWAIN KAYE backsaw, freshly hand sharpened & set, this one is an unusual maker & location- HULL in England, circa 1900-20s. 

A 14" / 355mm plate, 80mm + deep, this saw has been hand sharpened to 5° of rake & is a medium fine cutting 11PPI rip profile, perfect for ripping tenons.
An ornate handle & folded brass back, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture from the early 20th century, 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- our saw Dr (Jim the saw man) uses it to keep track of where he's filed- if you've ever sharpened a saw that will make sense to you.

Total length: 50cm

Weight: 750g

This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear & tear consistent with age & use, freshly hand sharpened & set, the handle has a pleasing patina of age, some scattered fine pitting to the plate.
It's a lovely saw, ready to go to work in the discerning workshop.
Please check the photos as they are part of the description.

Tools are TAX DEDUCTIBLE for work purposes & a GST- inclusive  .pdf TAX RECEIPT of YOUR PURCHASE is sent automatically with your ORDER CONFIRMATION E-MAIL.