Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Hand Saws
Manufacturer: Spear And Jackson
Tool Type: Hand Saw
This model of Spear And Jackson hand saw we have labelled as model
This old Spear And Jackson saw has a decorative shaped handle usually made from Beech.
The handle is secured to the blade with the use of four old style brass split-nuts, one of which has a medallion face bearing the S & J (Spear And Jackson) logo. The split-nuts are set flush with the handle.
The saw shown is 23 inches in length and has 6 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: SJ Spear & Jackson Sheffield
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