Masters Hand Saw - 1

masters hand saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: G.T. Masters
Tool Type: Hand Saw
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This model of GT Masters hand saw in an English saw with a decorative shaped hardwood handle.

The blade is marked 'GT Masters, Paddock Wood'.

Paddock Wood (Kent) is a small place (probably was just a tiny village when this was made) and not a place we have come across for any tool-makers so I suspect this was a niche tool-maker / saw-maker which makes the saw all the more interesting. The mark could also relate to a tool retailer.

The handle is secured to the blade with the use of three old brass split-nuts. The split-nut buttons sit flush with the handle.

gt masters paddock wood hand saw

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 26 inches in length and has 6 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.

Saw Construction

gt masters paddock wood hand saw

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 3

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split Nut

Blade Markings:
'GT Masters, Paddock Wood'

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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