Hi all, I came across this 14" 12 ppi Disston #5 back saw which a previous owner had carefully painted with green and silver paint. It must of had some sentimental value for them to paint it, because it was completely useless as a working tool afterwards. The good thing about painting tools to make them objects to admire is that the paint offers some protection against rust and oxidation. It only took a short time in a bath with some caustic soda to thoroughly remove all traces of the paint to reveal the clean blade and lovely apple wood handle. So sometimes there is merit in painting tools... Graham.