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An Unusual Harvey W. Peace Handsaw

01-07-2019 08:13 PM by summerfi | 12 comments »

An Unusual Harvey W. Peace Handsaw I knew there was something different about this saw the moment I found it listed in the “Art” section of eBay. But it isn’t different because of the brightly colored farm scene painted on it; I’ve seen a lot of those. I could tell it was an old saw by its general shape, by the lamb’s tongue on the handle, and by the nib located near the end of the blade. The real oddity of this saw, though, is the fasteners that attach the handle to the blade. They are six brass raised-head screws commonly known among saw enthusiasts as “cone nuts”. Cone nuts were used by various American and British saw makers in and around the 1870s, so they are not all that uncommo...

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