I picked up two Disston D-8 handsaws with thumbhole at an auction today. $27.50 for about 12 saws. Two which were these Disston and one smaller one had a Warranted Superior button (not pictured). I took these three saws, filtered through the rest and a lady (the one who bid me up) bought the rest of them from me for $3 (I didn’t want the rest of the garbage). They are pretty rough shape. The one with the painted handle has a decent etching under the rust yet. From the website http://www.disstonianinstitute.com I have compared my medallions and it looks like they are both from 1896-1917. I haven’t gotten a chance to measure them yet. Now I have to get the blades cleaned up and refinish the handles.
The one picture of the large logging saw with a helper handle I received from my Grandma-In-Law. She used to paint on them but her eyes have gotten worse lately. She has a couple more stashed in her basement. I’m currently restoring this one, it just has a Warranted Superior button on it, pretty cool on the wall though. I think it’s about 50” long.
I also picked up a 5 gallon bucket full of clamps today. $20, I think it was worth it (got the bucket too!)
-- Grant - S/N Dakota