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Topic tags/keywords: hand saw mwh co marshall-wells

Hey everybody,
I’m a pretty new woodworker and I’ve loved following this site – so much knowledge! Anyway, after seeing all the posts about different old saws, I’ve gotten a couple at various estate sales recently as they are just so beautiful! One is up on the wall and I don’t know much about it, but it’s just going to stay up there for inspiration, so I’m not too worried about it. Didn’t seem to have a maker’s mark, but had W.H. stamped multiple places on the wood handle.

My question is really about this short, stubby one that I just brought home today!

and here’s the reverse of it with my hand to give a sense of scale:

It has M.W.H. Co. stamped on the brass pin and, from finding this site online which shows the same stamp medallion (http://www.wkfinetools.com/cCorner/c_BrickhouseF/saws/mWells/mWells1.asp) I can see it is a Marshall-Wells Hardware Co. saw, but that’s all I know! Anybody have any thoughts on what it is? Is it just a bigger saw that was cut short at some point by a user or did it originally come this way? Also, would this be a good first saw to try my hand at restoring? I can see the medallion is in much nicer shape than the one on the wkfinetools site I linked above… Thanks for any thoughts!

PS – This is my first forum post so forgive me if the photos don’t show up or formatting is all weird…

-- www.aaronbarr.com


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#1 posted 1010 days ago

Hmm… hopefully THIS is the reverse of it! :)

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#2 posted 1010 days ago

Looking further I can tell you:

- it’s 15” long
- it has a # 10 stamped in the corner of the blade just under the handle
- it has about 10tpi by the nose (perhaps that’s why the 10 is stamped?), more like 9-9.5tpi by the handle – slightly bigger teeth there…though maybe they’re just not worn down as much as those at the nose?

-- www.aaronbarr.com

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