W. Tyzack saws ... handles looking different

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by mikey, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. mikey

    mikey Member

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    Hello guys,
    I want to show you a couple of backsaws ... the stamp on the spine says :
    " W. Tyzack Sons & Turner, Sheffield, Cast Steel, Nonpareil "

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    These two saws have a similar look but also have a few differences :

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    The top saw has a stepped area in the handle (S) that is absent in the bottom saw,
    also the central horn has a more arched profile (H) ...
    The last difference is the presence of a medallion in the top saw !!!

    This is the stamp on the spine :
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    ... and I know that the stamp is somewhere around 1910 .

    I've asked somewhere alse about the diferences between the two saws but didn't get any reply...
    so I was wondering if anybody has an idea about them.
    Is one of these two saws older than the other ?
    Is one of them a better quality saw ?
    I was just wondering if anybody could educate me on their different appearance !!!

    Any help would be very much appreciated !!!
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Most Valued Member

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    Hey Mikey
    This is from a 1921 catalogue so you may get a good idea on the differences in the quality and price.
    http://www.tyzack.net/Saws.pdf
    I think they may be of the same vintage, just quality differences. Nice saws and in really good shape for 100 year old saws.
    enjoy them
    Joe S.
     
  3. mikey

    mikey Member

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    Thankyou Joe S and my apologies for this late reply !!!