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Forum topic by PAchemist posted 04-21-2016 06:18 PM 909 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2016 06:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: handsaw saw set splitting wedge old tools estate sale

My wife and I went to an estate sale this morning and I got a hand saw, a splitting wedge and a saw set. I’ve done some looking around on the internet but haven’t come up with any useful background info on them. The saw set has no markings on it, other than the number “2” inside the handle. The splitting wedge is marked “Kulkon” or “Kulkoni”, but I can’t find any links to being made in Portugal. And the saw seems to be from “Standard Hdw. Co., Baltimore, MD”, but again I haven’t found any info on any such tool company. Can anyone shed some light on any of these items.

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#1 posted 04-25-2016 09:47 PM

Hi, Chemist! You might try posting your question in the “Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying” thread.
I know I’ve seen that type of saw handle there before. Happy hunting!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 04-25-2016 10:20 PM

Thanks Candy!

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 10:47 AM

You are welcome!
Who knew that there are those that collect saw sets? There are similar sets here.
Yes, I, sometimes, have too much time on my hands. LOL

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 11:49 AM

More pictures of the handle would help identify your saw. A hardware company would have had one of the bigger mfgs make their saws similar to Stanley and millers falls having their saws made by Disston in most cases. The brass cover on the side could have been a mfg thing or shop made to keep the saw nuts in place. So more pictures of all aspects of the saw help people that are into saws assist you in figuring out who made it. You are going to want to take pictures of the front and back of the handle as well as the top. Then look for any identifying marks on the saw plate itself i.e.: TPI markings on the left side of the saw plate below the handle then take full sized pictures of the saw itself shape of the plate helps and finally what materials are the saw made from is the handle apple or maple or beech are the saw nuts made from steel or brass what type of saw nuts were used how thick is the plate on the saw?

Hope this helps you in your search for answers.

-- its better to plan on the task at hand than actually doing it........ You look smarter.

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#5 posted 05-17-2016 04:02 AM

So this is my first post ever (I just registered tonight, though ive been a lumberjocks fan for a while now!)

not trying to get off topic… But, Chemist I think the company is Kulkoni? I have a super old 7tpi handsaw with a medallion I haven’t been able to identify or find another picture of, nor have I been able to find ANY scrap of information on the company or saw… I am literally out of places to look (this includes looking through summerfi's saw medallion reference guide!)

anyway, here is a pic:

-- PeterDominic1983 Lower Bucks, Bensalem, PA

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