Spear And Jackson Hand Saw - Grand Master

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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Spear And Jackson

Tool Type: Hand Saw

Model No: Grand Master

The Spear And Jackson Grand Master hand saw is fitted with a quite distinictive Spear and Jackson Beech handle.

The handle is secured to the blade with four brass buttons, one of which is faced with a 'SJ' medallion.

The blade has a spectacular coat of arms etching on the front face with 'Grand Master' in the flag banners.

The saw shown is 22 inches in length and has 10 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.


Saw Construction

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Handle: Beech

Handle Markings: Spear & Jackson

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Brass

Medallion Markings: SJ

Blade Markings:
'Spear & Jackson Grand Master, over two-hundred years of British craftsmanship made in Sheffield England'


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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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