Old Disston Saw Find

BrianBDH

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Brian
Happened onto an old saw that I believe is in the 1878-88 range based on medallion.
Can’t find an etch or stamp but style looks like a no. 7 or 8.
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Graywolf

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Richard
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Nice find, it looks to be more in line with a no. 7
 

mdbuntyn

Matt
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The No. 7 also had a beech handle, while the No. 8 handle was apple. I'm not seeing the "flecks" characteristic of beech, so I would lean towards a No. 8.
 

Hmerkle

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Hank
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That's a nice saw. I have a few early Disston saws.... they don't make them like that anymore.
I have to admit - I laughed out loud at Chris' post.

We have more technology, supposedly better steel, supposedly better educated people, and yet, we most likely would all agree the without going to a "Boutique" saw maker and spending $300+ saws like this are not made anymore!

On a side note, can you imagine (even factoring for inflation) a carpenter spending $300 -$400 on a handsaw as part of his kit?
 

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