Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Hand Saws
Manufacturer: Drabble And Sanderson
Tool Type: Hand Saw
This version of Drabble And Sanderson hand saw is an old English saw
fitted with an elaborately decorative shaped Beech handle.
The handle is secured to the blade with the use of four old brass split-nuts.
The split-nut buttons are set perfectly flush with the handle. On the reverse side of the handle the split-nut buttons have an interupted flat-head screw slot. These slots require a special split-nut screwdriver to tighten or loosen them.
The saw shown is 28 inches in length and has 3 1/2 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.
This Drabble And Sanderson saw had a nibbed blade; the top edge of the blade near the front end had a stepped section with a small nib rising from the top edge.
Number Of Buttons: 4
Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split Nut
'Drabble & Sanderson, Sheffield, Warranted Cast Steel, Routledge Birmingham'
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