E J Birch Tenon Saw - Brass Back - 1

birch tenon saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Tenon Saws

Manufacturer: E J Birch

Tool Type: Tenon Saw

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The brass back E J Birch tenon saw is an old English tenon saw fitted with a Beech handle.

The saw handle is secured to the blade with two brass split-nut buttons. The split-nut buttons sit flush with the handle. They are flat on the front side and have a special split-nut slot on the reverse side. The split-nut slot requires a special split-nut screwdriver to adjust the split-nuts.

The saw shown is 14 inches in length and has 12 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.


Saw Construction

birch tenon saw

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 2

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split-nut

Brass Back Markings:
‘E.J. Birch, Kentish Town’


Manufactured Dates

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For information on dating this saw and other British saws, see the 'British Saws and Saw Makers from c1660' book , written by Simon Barley. The book is the most comprehensive saw directory to date listing makers, makers marks and manufacturing dates. There is also a whole host of additional information on the history of saw making, how to date a saw, in depth details on each of the large makers and much more, making for the most interesting read and leaving you with a slight desire to buy an old British saw.


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