Disston No 7 Rip Saw 6 ppi -- FIRST DISSTON ETCH 1865!
This saw arguably qualifies as rare, as it is a nice example of the first Henry Disston etch which was produced in the summer of 1865 before his son Hamilton joined the company. After that time, the etch read "Henry Disston & Son".
The 26 inch blade is straight and in good condition, although it was cleaned by a previous owner. The upper horn on the handle was also trimmed by a previous owner. This was sometimes done by persons with large hands to eliminate a pressure point. The beautifully marked beech handle does have a shrinkage crack through one of the fasteners, but is otherwise solid. The split nut fasteners have not been removed from the handle. The split nuts have been tightened at some time in the past.
The teeth are in good shape and have been lightly touched up with a file, so this historic saw could be put to limited use if the owner chooses.