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Vintage Japanese Signed Saw Forged Iron Ryoba-Noko 32”

Vintage Japanese Signed Saw Forged Iron Ryoba-Noko 32”

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This vintage Japanese (early to mid 1900's) saw or Ryoba-Noko (double edged saw) was hand forged by a Japanese master blade maker over a century ago. It is the type of timber saw used in woodworking and Japanese carpentry that cuts on the pull stroke, unlike European saws which cut on the push stroke. This allows it to have a thinner blade that cuts more efficiently and leaves a narrower Kurf (cut width). Made of a high quality laminated carbon steel and carefully milled by hand. Signed on the base of the blade front and back by the Japanese master blade maker over 100 years ago.

Note the smaller teeth toward the handle end of the blade. This was used to help make an efficient starting cut before proceeding with the larger teeth. The kiri (paulownia) wood handle may be original and shows the decades of wear!

This saw is complete with all teeth top and bottom along with an aged patina and some minor oxidation, it remains overall in very good condition throughout, as seen in the enlarged pictures. A rare piece of character and quality from over a century past.

This type Measures 32" overall. With a blade length (teeth area) of 9.5" long by 4" wide. Old world craftsmanship for the new world craftsman!

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