Nurse Tenon Saw - Steel Back - 1

nurse tenon saw
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Reviewed By: I.Ball

Category: Old Tenon Saws

Manufacturer: Nurse

Tool Type: Tenon Saw

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This old English steel-back C.Nurse tenon saw was fitted with a shaped Beech handle with three old style brass split nut buttons.

The brass split nut buttons are presented flush with the handle; they are used to secure the handle to the blade.

The saw shown is 14 inches in length and has 13 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different sized versions of this saw produced.


Saw Construction

nurse tenon saw

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 3

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split-nut

Steel Back Markings:
‘C.Nurse, Walworth Road’ and further along near the handle ‘ Thos Turner & Co, Encore, Sheffield’

Blade Markings:
‘Trade Mark, Invicta’ and the image of a horse standing on two legs.

nurse tenon saw
nurse tenon saw


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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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