This is a cross-cut hand saw. It has a straight back blade 24 1/2" in length,
2" at the toe and 6 3/8" at the heel. It is 28 1/8" in total length from toe to
tip of horn and has 10 ppi. The etching on the blade is too faint to read. One
of the 4 nuts contains the Disston medallion, 13/16", with a date range that
would indicate a date of manufacture from 1888 to early 1890s. The wood of the
handle is a very fine-grained hardwood, it has many scratches and some minor
cracks; nothing that goes through the wood that would compromise the integrity
of the saw. The previous owner has routed an 'S' into the handle. 'Village
Hardware' appears on the blade written in felt tip pen, which indicates where
it was last sharpened. The blade is dark with age, rusty brownish gray in
color, but it does not appear to be rusty. The blade is smooth and feels like
it might have some kind of applied coating. Otherwise it is straight and sharp.
The horns on the handle appear undamaged on the front side. On the back side
there is a large chip on one horn and a few minor small chips on the other.
This is a usable antique wood working tool.