Moses Eadon Hand Saw - 1

moses eadon hand saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Moses Eadon
Tool Type: Hand Saw
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This old Moses Eadon hand saw was fitted with a cast steel blade and a substantial decorative shaped hardwood Beech handle.

The wooden handle is fitted to the saw blade with the use of four brass splitnut buttons, one of which is faced with a medallion marked "Moses Eadon, Sheffield" along with a Beaver chewing a branch.

Usually with hand saws the grain runs across the handle in line with the blade, the grain on this handle runs at a diagonal to the blade.

This old Moses Eadon saw was made in Sheffield, England.

Saw Construction

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Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Brass - Split-nut

Medallion Markings: 'Moses Eadon, Sheffield' along with a Beaver chewing a branch

Blade Markings:
'Moses Eadon, Sheffield, Best Refined, Cast Steel, Warranted'

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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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