Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Hand Saws
Manufacturer: Thomas Turner
Tool Type: Hand Saw
Model No: 1
The Thomas Turner 1 hand saw is an old English saw with an elegant
decorative shaped Beech handle.
This decorative and intricate shape is especially noticed when compared to more modern wooden handled hand saws where there is usually quite a plain design with a more simple shaping to the handle.
The handle is fitted with two brass split nut buttons which are presented flush with the handle. The two split nuts are used to secure the handle to the old style nibbed blade.
This saw was made in different lengths and various teeth per inch (tpi).
Number Of Buttons: 2
Type Of Buttons: Brass - Splitnut
Medallion Markings: N/A
'Thos Turner & Co, Sheffield'.
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