Tagged: Spear&Jackson backsaw
I recently purchased a couple of brass back tenon saws on eBay and I am in the process of cleaning them, sharpening them and setting them. They have two different logos on one of the brass nuts on the handle. i was looking online for resource to understand how old they can be, based on the shape of the handle, on the shape of the logo on the brass nuts on the handle, etc. but couldn’t find any info. Does anyone know of such a resource?
I don’t know of anything specific, Gallarotti, but maybe you could search the Lumberjocks.com website. A member there named “Brit” has done many, many posts and blogs on saws. Maybe he’ll have something you’re looking for.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/
Spear & Jackson is over 250 years old. I have not been able to find a type study on their backsaws, but here is some history:
Please post a photo of the saw’s medalion and imprint on the back. Perhaps we can dig up a scanned catalog…
-Scott Los Angeles
- This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by Scott.
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)-
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