Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Hand Saws
Manufacturer: Roberts And Lee
Tool Type: Hand Saw
Model No: Exotica
This model of Roberts And Lee Exotica hand saw is fitted
with a high grade alloy steel blade which is taper ground thin to back.
The saw is also fitted with a beautiful Rosewood handle.
The Rosewood handle is secured to blade with the use of 4 brass buttons, one of which is faced with a medallion. The brass buttons can be tightened or loosened accordingly on the reverse side with the use of a screwdriver.
The saw shown is 22 inches in length and has 12 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.
Number Of Buttons: 4
Type Of Buttons: Brass
Medallion Markings: Warranted Superior
'Exotica, made in England for Tilgear by ET Roberts & Lee, high grade alloy steel, taper ground thin to back'.
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