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Robert Sorby England

SOLD S520 Premium Quality Vintage SHARP! ROB SORBY 10” 13ppi crosscut XCUT brass back SAW backsaw

SOLD S520 Premium Quality Vintage SHARP! ROB SORBY 10” 13ppi crosscut XCUT brass back SAW backsaw

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Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY saw S520:

Up for sale is a Premium Quality ROBERT SORBY 10” BRASS BACKED CARCASS SAW, circa 1890’s.
Australia was one of Robert Sorby’s larger markets for export, hence the Kangaroo trademark. Interestingly by looking at the directional sanding marks on the split nut fasteners, they look to have never been removed from the handle.

A 10" / 260mm plate, 55mm + deep, this saw has been hand sharpened to 15° of rake & 25° of fleam is a 13ppi medium fine crosscut profile.
Brass split nuts & folded brass back & hand finished handle, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture from the late 19th 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: 390mm

Weight: 500g

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 pitting spots 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.