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Forum topic by Gerald6279 posted 08-31-2013 12:27 AM 1247 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2013 12:27 AM

I bought this saw at a garage sale for $2, but have no idea what type it is. Can anyone tell me? I bought it because I found it interesting because it has m teeth on one edge and plain teeth on the other. It’s 24 ½ inches long.

-- Gary, Indianapolis

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#1 posted 08-31-2013 12:28 AM

pruning saw?

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#2 posted 08-31-2013 02:17 AM

That is a hvalr-hjorr – a Viking barbequed whale carving saw, with an attached (unfortunately) 20th century handle.

In the Viking domestic tools diagram below, notice in the bottom right area the original, and much smaller, whale carving saw handle that was typically used with a two-finger grip to show off one’s carving skill level.

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#3 posted 08-31-2013 02:18 AM

Another vote for a pruning saw.

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#4 posted 08-31-2013 03:39 AM

It’s a pruning saw, some of the old ones were curved.

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#5 posted 08-31-2013 07:58 AM

lol always make me laugh.

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#6 posted 08-31-2013 01:33 PM

I have also seen these used as hunting saws, one side for cutting wood and the other side for bone.

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#7 posted 09-06-2013 01:37 PM

Thanks for the replies. It most likely is a pruning saw.

-- Gary, Indianapolis

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#8 posted 09-06-2013 03:35 PM

I see a lot of industrial insulators use them.

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