I Sorby Tenon Saw - Steel Back - 1

i sorby tenon saw
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Reviewed By: I.Ball

Category: Old Tenon Saws

Manufacturer: I Sorby

Tool Type: Tenon Saw

Model No:


This old English steel-back I Sorby tenon saw is fitted with an elegant shaped Beech handle and cast steel blade.

The saw handle is secured to the blade with three old style brass split-nut buttons.

The brass split nut buttons are presented flush with the handle and on this saw are set very close together.

The saw shown is 14 inches in length and has 13 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different sized versions of this saw produced.

Saw Construction

i sorby tenon saw

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 3

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split-nut

Steel Back Markings:
'I Sorby, Northern Tool Works Sheffield, Warranted, Cast Steel'

Manufactured Dates

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