I picked up a Disston num 12 full size 26-in handsaw a couple days ago at a flea market for $7.50.
Based on Disstonion I am guessing the age at 1920-28.
It needs considerable work but I thought I would give it a shot.
It has 10-ppi and is marked with a 0 (not a 10?)
It has the mysterious nib at the top end.
The tote is pretty broken but if I can find some apple wood I can fix it.
The blade is mostly straight with a slight curve but no kinks
I steel wooled the area where I should see etching but can’t see anything.
I planned to start rust removal with Evapo-Rust and wet sanding with 400 grit then 800.
Meanwhile I am looking for a piece of apple wood, no idea where to find it yet, I have asked around.
Should be a fun project.
I restored a rip saw a few month ago that turned out pretty nice.
I used it to rip 4×12s for my work bench.
-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"