1940 Disston D-8 Hand Saw (7771)
1940 DISSTON D-8 11 point Hand Saw.
Signed "Disston U.S.A." on its medallion.This medallion appeared no later than 1940 because it appears on the 1940 Special handsaw that marked the 100th anniversary of the company. It reflects the international status of Disston products by this time, calling attention to the country of manufacture, not merely the city.
It is in good overall condition, with a wheat pattern handle in sound and solid condition, showing use and wear consistent with its age, as pictured.
The D-8 was the first Disston saw to use the letter "D" in its designation. The D-8's handle (and that of the No. 120 ACME) had the unique "cover-top" feature for decades before any other saw. It was not open at the top like other handles, providing an additional surface on which the blade would bear, making the fit of the handle tighter and preventing rocking of the blade within the handle. Other Disston saws adopted the feature in 1928, but the D-8 and No. 120 had it first, beginning in 1875.
Measures 740mm long.
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