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SOLD S501 Premium Quality SHARP! Vintage Henry DISSTON & Sons 8” H4 BACKSAW

SOLD S501 Premium Quality SHARP! Vintage Henry DISSTON & Sons 8” H4 BACKSAW

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Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY saw S501:

Up for sale is a Premium Quality HENRY DISSTON & SONS H4 backsaw, freshly hand sharpened & set, very hard to find in an 8” size, this one remarkably sports a near full etch & traces of gun bluing on the spine remain. Circa 1896-1917. 

An 8" / 203mm plate, this saw has been hand sharpened to 8° of rake & is a fine cutting 16PPI rip profile, perfect for dovetails.
An applewood handle & folded back, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture from the late 19th century & early 20th centuries, 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.

Size - 34cm overall length  

Weight - 300g

This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear & tear consistent with age & use, freshly hand sharpened & set, a few rust marks to the front of the plate, however the plate & spine are in exceptional condition- a near full etch & some gun bluing on the spine remains, an age check around the top bolt & spine, a nice fine dovetail saw.
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.