Atkins Rip Hand-Saw 5-1/2 TPI Antique 26 inch
This is a very clean antique rip hand-saw marked, "WARRANTED SUPERIOR" on the nickel plated brass medallion on the handle, and the medallion has the Eagle inside the center circle. Nice clean handle with minor edge wear, minor scratches, minor staining, with some minor wood grain seperations, yet solid with a nice appearence. The nickel plated hardware appears clean and in good condition with some of the nickel plating worn off the brass. The blade is about 99% straight, just about perfect, cuts just fine, (could use a light sharpening), with light staining, minor pitting, the teeth are in very good condition, no missing teeth, about 99% sharpness. I can't make out any etch on the blade, but it is an turn of the century handle style. Note the shape of the handle. If you note the saw tooth type pattern next to the top ear, that pattern and overall shape is an E.C. ATKINS Co. pattern, usually used on top quality hand-saws. Nice!