Aird Tenon Saw - Brass Back - 1

aird tenon saw
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Reviewed By: I.Ball

Category: Old Tenon Saws

Manufacturer: Aird

Tool Type: Tenon Saw

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This old English brass-back Aird tenon saw was fitted with a shaped Beech handle with three old style brass split nut buttons securing the handle and the solid brass-backed blade together.

The brass split nut buttons were presented flush with the handle and were perfectly fitted. The workmanship of these buttons and their fitting added to the elegance and quality of these types of old tenon saws.

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

There were very few Great British tool makers south of London, Aird of Brighton were one of these select few.

Saw Construction

aird tenon saw

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 3

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split-nut

Brass Back Markings:
'Aird, Brighton'

Blade Markings:

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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