Hand Tools Archive 2007
Bill Houghton, 21 deg @ 6:30 am, Sebastopol, CA
>Yep...a Disston pruning saw.
I didn't believe it was a Disston at first, thinking someone had just used the medallion when they needed a saw screw; but I was able to clean up the blade well enough to see the etch ("Disston and Sons," with the keystone visible to the right of the name), though I couldn't get it to photograph.
When I get a round tuit, I think I'll clean it up thoroughly and see how it prunes compared to the cheapos I've always used. It's got quite a shapely handle (though, I must admit, not nearly as sexy as the handles on my old Disston backsaws). The saw plate is VERY heavy, and the teeth are chunky, so I'd expect it to be durable.