Greeting, O Gentle Galoots!
Some time ago I bought a small backsaw at a local flea market almost
solely because of the comfort of the handle. I put it tin my saw till
and really haven't done much with it until today. Closer inspection
shows a Disston & Sons medallion with the number 57 near it. I checked
the Disstonian Institute but couldn't find a No. 57 saw listed. It's a
short (10") backsaw with two nuts including the medallion. The teeth
are very fine, and the front half-inch or so appear to be badly worn.
If there is an etch in the blade, I can't see it for all the rust.
Any thoughts, ideas, or insights are more than welcome!
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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