Tyzack Tenon Saw - Brass Back - No. 120

tyzack tenon saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Tenon Saws

Manufacturer: Tyzack

Tool Type: Tenon Saw

Model No: 120


The brass back Tyzack tenon saw number 120.

The saw has a Beech handle secured to the blade by three brass screws. One of the screws is surrounded by a white circle with the wording "W.Tyzack. Sons & Turner Ltd, Sheffield".

The silver steel blade is marked "Silver Steel, Tested For Hardness, Nonpariel". The wording is displayed inside scroll banners with the centre of the blade displaying the Tyzack elephant.

The brass back is inscribed on one face with the wording "W.Tyzack. Sons & Turner Ltd, Sheffield, England, No. 120" with the picture of the Tyzack elephant.

The saw shown is 14 inches in length and has 12 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.

tyzack saw 120

tyzack saw 120

Saw Construction

tyzack saw 120

Blade: Silver Steel

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 3

Type Of Buttons: Brass

Medallion Markings:
'W.Tyzack. Sons & Turner Ltd, Sheffield'

Brass Back Markings:
'W.Tyzack Sons & Turner Ltd, Sheffield England, no. 120'

Blade Markings:
'Silver Steel, Tested For Hardness, Nonpariel'

Manufactured Dates

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