Reply To: How old is a Spear & Jackson back saw?

Terry Dixon

I hope no one minds me resurrecting this old thread but I’m looking to try and date a old S&J 14″ tenon saw, brass backed with a lambs tongue handle and medallion. Unfortunately some amateur has ‘renovated’ it and there is no sign of the blade etch that I can make out and teh back has been ‘tightened’ by squeezing in a machine vice withoout protective jaws. However it still sharpens and cuts very well, I didn’t pay a lot but just interested to find out an approximate age.

Picture of the handle below (before I strip and refinish)-