I’ve got an old backsaw that I’m trying to evaluate. A recent Fine Wordworking listed a number of resources for old tools. I tried a few, but didn’t see anything like what I’ve got listed. The authorities listed in the FWW article want to be paid for a full appraisal or sell a complete saw price guide. I’m just intererested in getting a rough idea of what it is worth, if anything.
The handle has a small circular brass medallion stamped with “J. Taylor & Son, Sheffield”. The handle has a fair amount of wear including some nicks and chips. Two out of three brass nuts that hold the handle onto the blade are missing, and the handle is slightly loose.
The blade is one foot long and has about 12 TPI. The blade support is also stamped with “J. Taylor” and the words “Cast Steel”. The handle and support have a light to medium amount of rust. On the support, there’s also what looks to me like an etched logo that looks like a sheep or dog with a spear over the word “Advance”
Any help would be much appreciated.