Spear And Jackson Hand Saw - Grand Master

spear and jackson hand saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Spear And Jackson

Tool Type: Hand Saw

Model No: Grand Master


The Spear And Jackson Grand Master hand saw is fitted with a quite distinictive Spear and Jackson Beech handle.

The handle is secured to the blade with four brass buttons, one of which is faced with a 'SJ' medallion.

The blade has a spectacular coat of arms etching on the front face with 'Grand Master' in the flag banners.

The saw shown is 22 inches in length and has 10 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.

Saw Construction

spear and jackson saw

Handle: Beech

Handle Markings: Spear & Jackson

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Brass

Medallion Markings: SJ

Blade Markings:
'Spear & Jackson Grand Master, over two-hundred years of British craftsmanship made in Sheffield England'

Manufactured Dates

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