Owner's initials engraved on blade - and a cute story?

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by purfler, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. purfler

    purfler Most Valued Member

    On Sunday I bought an armfull of saws (9, to be precise) at a market for $10. Almost entirely of no consequence, but for $10...

    This one intrigued me:


    Presumabley it started life as a full size something and over its longish life wen through a few modifications. Cleaning it up showed initials engraved on the blade:


    Is this common?

    What is nice is that one the reverse of the handle (and I photographed the wrong side didn't I?) are the initials C L. I don't think it is my imagination, but the carved initials look a little childish. Was this a saw that had done sterling service and was cut down rather than being scrapped and given to the owner's son :)