Paul Sellers said “Saws made by Thomas Flinn are made from good steel, good wood and good brass. The are resharpenable and though they may not arrive ready to go, they can be made into a good saw with 30-minutes of fettling.”
Just to add to Paul’s sound advice by saying people should try and not fall into the trap of not personalising tools to fit their hand. This means potentially re-shaping or making new grips/handles to enhance comfort during use, as well as adjusting grind and honing angles to suit their own preferences. You’ll tend to find many older craftsmen tend to do this and not without good reason, as grips tend to be generic in shape/style and blades sharpened in a generic manner too. Whilst suiting some it’s impossible for them to suit everyone’s preferences.
Tool box-wise, as apprentices we were taught both styles Paul has pictured (Top loading and front loading) and both are excellent in terms of practicality. Although I’ve made more tool boxes since, I still have the first toolbox I made and – although it’s a little battered around the edges after 40+yrs – it is still going strong and can hold a full toolkit for general site or journeyman work. 🙂