|Barnaby Wilde||24/04/2019 18:07:03|
|324 forum posts|
I do know that you lot like a challenge & you seem quite good at this mystery tool game.
Found at the roadside & very rusty, it caught one of my engineers eye as he's an avid knife collector but it looks like this is not a modified knife blade. The handle looks out of place & may not be the original. The blade is 5" long, stiff with a ridge that runs to the end where it fans out near the 2x semi circular notches. The notches cut into the side are staggered & don't seem to be too well cut but this maybe an affect of the rust. The surface is heavily pitted from rust but it appears to have been a beautifully balanced bit of steel with a polished surface.
Any ideas? Best guess so far in't wokshop is some kind of home chicken/bird feather plucker ???
Edited By Mick Charity on 24/04/2019 18:08:20
314 forum posts
It looks like a very old saw setting tool..
|Adrian 2||24/04/2019 18:22:52|
|62 forum posts|
Saw set it is.
|Steve Neighbour||24/04/2019 18:30:00|
|17 forum posts|
100% antique saw-setting tool
video on how to use it - **LINK**
|Barnaby Wilde||24/04/2019 18:46:54|
|324 forum posts|
An old saw setting tool. Now I see it.
We Googled every keyword we could think of & nothing even remotely similar came up. When you Google a saw setting tool then it all makes sense.
|Martin King 2||24/04/2019 18:59:48|
|565 forum posts|
Actually called a Saw Wrest I believe.
Some have the split screwdriver end for saw handle nuts.
For some reason named examples are quite sought after, we have sold over 40 of them in the last 5 years.
We had a rosewood handled Edward Preston one make over £25 last year.
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