Archer Gents Saw Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Gents Saws
Tool Type: Gents Saw
This old English Archer gents saw was fitted with an elegant Beech
handle with decorative turned grooves and a lifted raised bead near
to the brass ferrule.
The saw has a brass back spine; the spine is fitted with a piece of brass which gives the saw extra weight and decorative properties.
The saw shown is 7 inches in length and has 16 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different sized versions of this saw produced.
Brass Back Markings:
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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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