Tool Handle


SCW789 is a walnut (Juglans regia) handsaw pistol grip [SCW789] is particularly finely manufactured and corresponds closely in form to the corresponding feature shared by contemporaneous firearms. The handle features a small rectangular section tang extending into the head as well as a step for a socket or ferrule and part of the concretion showing the start of the blade.

Figure 4 Handsaw Handle

The Dutch developed a pattern of handsaw featuring a “wide blade, with a convex cutting edge fixed to the handle with a tang forged on the upper edge“ with a pistol style grip with the first know example seen on a token from 1627, a later 17th century saw of a similar design is present in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg