Simonds Hand-Saw Finish Cross Cut Saw
This is a nice clean, useable 19th century finish hand saw with a 26 inch long blade. It is marked "WARRANTED THE SIMONDS SAW WORKS FITCHBURG MASS. CHICAGO, ILL. U.S.A. UNEQUALED UNIFORMITY IN QUALITY" etched on the blade, with a mark on the handle medallion "WARRANTED SUPERIOR". The blade is sharp and cuts good, you get a nice finish cut with the 11 TPI (TOOTH PER INCH) blade. The blade is about 99% straight, not perfect, but no kinks and no rust. Some minor finish darkening or staining noted, a few small areas of minor pitting, but very clean and smooth. Also note a good scribe nib on the upper edge near the end of the saw. The handle is solid, with no cracks, no damage, some wear like rounding of some outer edges, some clear finish worn off, but is clean and smooth. The steel hardware is in nice shape, all screws holding tightly, handle fits very well to the blade. A hard to find 19th century hand-saw with a handle that looks a lot like a Disston handle. This one seems to have been well cared for, and enough so that it will be useful to finish cut wood today!