Posted 4 years ago
I found these on CL and bought them without research.When I got home I saw an oddly carved number 10 on the handle of the bottom saw. On closer inspection I found Japanese characters on the blades of both saws.After a Google search, I learned they are from 1930 or earlier,the teeth are backwards from American saws.The cut is made on the pull stroke rather then the push stroke.This makes it easier to cut a straight line. The tall thin blade also helps keep the cut straight.The handles are made of pawlonios wood. It is a strong hardwood found here,but used more extensively in Japan. The teeth are extrmely sharp.