Review By: I.Ball
Category: Other Saws
Tool Type: Keyhole Saw
Model No: 1
We have given this Buck keyhole saw the model number 1 until a time arrives
where a genuine Buck model number is found; I am almost certain there
was never a model number given for this saw.
The Buck keyhole saw is a small saw fitted with a beautifully shaped handle of the era.
The handle was fitted with two old brass split-nut buttons which had the dual function of adding to the elegance of the saw and crucially securing the blade firmly in place.
These saws are also sometimes referred to as an old pad saw.
The blade on this saw was marked 'J.E. Buck Landport'.
This particular saw photographed had an 8 inch long blade with 7 tpi (teeth per inch).
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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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