Robert Sorby Tenon Saw - Brass Back - 1

robert sorby tenon saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Tenon Saws

Manufacturer: Robert Sorby

Tool Type: Tenon Saw

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The brass back Robert Sorby tenon saw.

This saw has a lovely shaped Beech handle secured to the blade with 3 brass split nut screws. The brass medallion on the handle is marked 'Trade mark Kangaroo' which circles a kangaroo logo.

The brass back is marked 'Robt Sorby, Cast Steel, Sheffield', along with the kangaroo and cross symbols.

The saw shown is 16 inches in length and has 10 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.

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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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