Thanks for sharing this one, unusual fasteners on it, good for re tightening though!
Very cool, thanks for sharing this old survivor & information.
Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this old battler
It's a lovely early saw! Out of interest, how is the rear of the spine cut? 90° or angled / raking ? You should be able to see inside the spine...
These are two absolutely cracking saws! Thanks for sharing these beauties.
Amazing to see such early survivors & good to see that they...
This is an interesting saw, not mine but a friends- it's a W.H.Blakeley pad / keyhole / table saw. Interestingly, the handle is an adapted handsaw...
Here's a W.H.Blakeley of Melbourne, 28" rip, about 4ppi.
Very interesting Ray! Thanks heaps for sharing these, a fascinating glimpse into the twilight years of Sheffield saw making.
Hi Dusty, That particular saw could not have found a better home.
It's in unbelievable condition & the box & lining paper are extra rare...
Not wanting to hijack the OP's thread, but I believe Dusty is correct that saws can be work hardened by certain machine sharpening methods.
That's a lovely saw to find! 4 x separate stamps to stamp the spine, that handle looks earlier to me for what that's worth- that sharper...
Wow, I've never seen a brass backed Jackson or one with a handle other than Beech, top of the secondary line huh? Nice!
That's a nice looking saw, it looks from the close up photo of the stamp that there could be some other letters stamped into the spine above the...
Yes I have & it rips tenons magnificently, a combination of the extra long stroke as you mentioned + Dusty's superb sharpening + the...
Thanks for working your magic with this 20" brass back Taylor Brothers saw.
I think that it may even be bigger than that earlier 20"...
Hi Ray, thanks for your reply, "Don't panic captain!", another classic icon of British comedy.....:)
If only these lovely old saws could talk.......
LOL Kiwi! You're showing you're age there...:)
Thanks for your reply, it is my understanding that the original owner of this saw was Benjamin Bottle 1732-1807, surveyor, map maker,...
Hello all, I thought that I'd share this little brass backed saw, it's stamped Manwaring & I believe that it may be Isaac Manwaring of London from...
That is gorgeous, it looks tiny perhaps smaller than 8", what a beautiful handle, thanks for posting it.
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