Hi all, As I've mentioned before I don't collect Backsaws, it's hand saws for me, and refining the point further, large rip saws. In fact if it's less than 26" I tend to skip past them. (There are always exceptions) All that being said I can still appreciate any saws, or tools of quality. One of my team at work brought in a bucket of old tools for me, he knows I like old tools and these were going to be thrown in the dingle on the farm, I think most farmers have a dumping ground for all the stuff they don't want anymore. Well the bucket consisted of a couple of spoke shaves, some knackered hand drills, some keyhole saws, table saws etc, what jumped out at me straight away was a very dirty and rusty F Brittain. Unmistakable with the decorative medallion. So now I'm the proud owner of a lovely 14" F Brittain, a little cleaning up and as you can see she's a real beauty. There is a small chip and a split in the handle I need to resolve, but that's minor. I told my colleage that it was a really collectable saw, but promised that I wouldn't sell it on. He thought that it belonged to his granddad, but I said it predated him, and would try and pin a date down. I don't think F Brittain worked for that long, is the medallion pattern datable? I'm now concerned that I may end up starting to collect backsaws, have I started down the slippery slope?