Overall length including the handle is about 12-7/8. It features the very unusual shape to the blade end as can be seen.
The back and ferrule are brass, and the handle is rosewood. The blade is only about. 022 thick, and the teeth don't have any set. The entire saw only weighs about 3.4 ounces on my postal scale.
I would guess that this dates to the mid 1800's, but that is just a guess. Condition is very good with some exceptions. There are some worn teeth mostly towards the front end of the blade, and the beginnings of a split in the ferrule. The brass back has some scratches and dings and some odd partial holes. The blade has one spot of rust and pitting, but is otherwise very good and appears to have been blued.
The handle has a variety of chips and dings, and one deep scratch. The lower edge of the blade has a gentle S shape when you sight down it. A great tool, I've never seen a blade with a shape similar to this one! I sell what I enjoy, and I collect antique woodworking tools and I enjoy photography! The queue is overflowing with tools right now, as they seem to be finding me faster than I can list them.
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So I wont do that for you, or to you. PACKAGING: Please check my feedback -- I package well. I hope someday I will meet some of you as we trudge the happy road of tool collecting! The item "Showy brass backed gentleman's dovetail saw with rosewood handle & decorated blade" is in sale since Tuesday, March 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Saws".
The seller is "jlhf1" and is located in Kenmore, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.