Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by fred0325, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. fred0325

    fred0325 Most Valued Member

    Hello all,

    BSSM is unclear on this one. There are planemakers catalogued at various dates between 1803 and 1868, but a date of around 1900 is ascribed to a saw with a mark remarkably similar to mine. With the caveat that open handled backsaws are notoriously difficult to date.

    I am a little at sea on this one. It could well be 1900 but there is a slight chamfer to the brass back and the handle is 0.97 of an inch thick and which, for a 9 inch saw probably means that it has been a good saw in its day. Possibly too good for a run of the mill merchant/retailer of the late 19th/early 20th century. I say merchant/retailer owing to the absence of any recorded makers.

    Does anyone have any ideas?


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