Skelton And Co Hand Saw - 1

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Skelton Saw Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: C T Skelton And Co

Tool Type: Hand Saw

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This C T Skelton And Co hand saw version is a small old English saw fitted with an elegant decorative shaped Beech handle.

The handle is secured to the blade with the use of three brass split-nut buttons which sit perfectly flush with the handle surface. One of the buttons is faced with a medallion bearing the makers mark 'trade mark, goats head' and a picture of a goats head. This saw was also made with four split-nuts on larger versions.

The split-nut buttons are secured or adjusted by using a special split-nut screwdriver which is used on the rear side of the handle.

This particular saw was a small 18 inch hand saw with 8 tpi (teeth per inch).

This Skelton saw was made in a number of different lengths: 18", 20", 22", 24", 26" and 28". It was also made with different tpi (teeth per inch) along with different teeth type including 'Fleam' teeth and 'Lightning' teeth.


Saw Construction

skelton and co saw

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 3

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split Nut

Medallion Markings: 'trade mark, goats head' (circling around a picture of a goats head)

Blade Markings:
C T Skelton & Co, Goats Head, Corporate Marks, Sheafbank Works, Sheffield' plus an image of a billy goat with long curled back horns'


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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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