SOLD: When I finally turned away from Japanese saws, this was the tool I took up for dovetailing. It’s a Henry Disston & Sons No. 4 backsaw with a 10″ blade.
The apple handle is insanely comfortable. The blade is a bit pitted, but the teeth are well-formed and sharp. Saw savant Tom Law cut the teeth for me many years ago, and I have maintained them well. It is 16 ppi and filed rip.
I never wanted to remove the patina from this saw because it was obviously well used. You make take another tack with this tool.
Price: $35 plus $6 domestic shipping.
About Tool Sales on My Blog
Please read this if you are interested in buying a tool. Why am I selling these tools? Read this entry before you freak out. There is no “master list” of tools that I can send you. I am working through several piles of tools and will list them when I can.
Want to see only the tools that haven’t sold? Easy. I’ve created a category for that on this blog. Click here and bookmark that page. When you visit that link, you’ll see only the tools that haven’t been sold.
While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
— Christopher Schwarz