Some random “saw-porn” to finish your evening…

 

I thought that “World’s first” was a bold claim, and while I saw a couple of other examples on the Google, this backsaw is definitely the finest example I could find.

The saw above was made by Skelton Saws out of the UK. I stopped by their website and I am really impressed by their tools. I imagine “hand forged in Sweden”  refers to the billet of Damascus used, since this saw has the look and at least perceived quality of Skelton’s other wares.

It is leagues ahead of my lowly collection of Japanese saws. I do have a couple of Leigh Valley hand planes that are of this caliber. I should do a piece on hand planes some time if there is interest.

At any rate, I am not going to overthink this. I am just going to sit back and drool.

comments

  1. Wade says:

    “World’s 1st Damascus #Steel saw.”

    Well, it might be the worlds first Damascus steel saw handle, but it falls short of actually being the worlds first Damascus steel saw blade doesn’t it? I feel like they need to make the whole thing out of Damascus steel before making that claim. The blade is the tool.

  2. Ze Kraggash says:

    While rip saws are precisely aligned little chisels, cross-cut saws are precisely aligned little knives. Cross-cuts for timber are knives and chisels. So, pertinent.

    Potential article about the hand forging and metallurgy of Japanese chisels.

  3. Sam L. says:

    Very nice saw stiffener; it’s a beauty. So are the other saws at the site. I’ll get mine from my local hardware store, though.

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