Drabble And Sanderson Hand Saw - 1

drabble and sanderson hand saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Drabble And Sanderson

Tool Type: Hand Saw

Model No:


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.

Saw Construction

drabble and sanderson saw

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split Nut

Blade Markings:
'Drabble & Sanderson, Sheffield, Warranted Cast Steel, Routledge Birmingham'

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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