Vintage Disston D-8 Thumbhole Rip Saw 5 1/2 ppi -- Curly Apple Handle (TH)
This 26 inch long Disston D-8 Thumbhole rip saw has amazingly curly grain in the apple wood handle. This is a true rarity. Though seen occasionally, wood of this caliber is found in only one in a hundred saws.
There is a small chip on the underside of the top horn, but it will not affect function or comfort. Besides, there is no way that a repair could do justice to the grain and coloration of the wood.
The plate has been cleaned and polished. The etch is visible though light. The 5 1/2 ppi rip teeth have been freshly set and sharpened.