I recently discovered a couple of old hand saws my dad left me. They must have been my grandfathers because he did carpentry work. One is a H.Disston & Sons rip saw with thumb hole the other is a Richardson Bros. saw.
They’re used up pretty good, i put brasso polish on them so i could make out the brand names,and paste wax to bring back the color in the handles. Anyway i started reading about the company that made them and what number saw the are, and then finally i seen what they describe to be is a nib on the top part of the blade. After reading about the nib they say that nobody really knows what the heck there used for. C’mon you got to be kidding me that saw was made in the 1900s. So my question to all my fellow LJs what was the real purpose/use of the nib? I think somebody out there knows, why would they go through all the trouble to fabricate a nib if they serve no purpose? Maybe somebody could post a pic of a nib .Thanks Gary
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