On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Ken Wright wrote:
> Closer inspection shows a Disston & Sons medallion with the number 57
> near it.
Most Disston saws don't have a number stamped on the handle. That is
probably a user's mark (school or workshop) to keep track of whose is whose.
Regarding Backsaws, most it seems are #4s. There is a nice article on
dating etc here. Most are marked on the back, not etched, based on my
experience of N=5 (3 stamped, 2 not)
But if it isn't a number 4, start here and guess based on # of screws
Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA, who spent last evening botching a
resharpening on a 10" Davis #0, and will start over this weekend