Shapleigh Hardware Rip Hand Saw No. 165-5 TPI-28 inch
This is a nice clean, 5 teeth per inch, 28 inch long blade, rarely seen top of the line rip saw clearly marked with a nice logo "NORVELL-SHAPLEIGH HARDWARE CO. DIAMOND EDGE NO. 165" on the steel, along with some other writing, and "DIAMOND EDGE" on the brass medallion also. The steel blade is very clean, no rust, a few spots of minor staining and an overall darkening of the steel, which is normal considering the age of the steel. All the teeth are sharp, none are missing, the blade is very straight, not bent up or kinked. You many want to increase the set angle as per your preference. The handle is very nice, no damage, some small dings and scratches, no cracks or chips off, nice overall appearance, very dark wood, looks like rosewood, nice carving on the one side, fits snuggly, good brass hardware and medallion. Overall a nice clean back saw, ready to cut!