The Tyzack back saw is a Sheffield, England saw. Sheffield was the hand tool capital of the world during the 19 century and most of the tools that shaped America were from Sheffield until the USA started their own Industrial Age in the later 1800’s. Tyzack is a well known saw maker of Sheffield that has a long history. The English like their back saws with brass backs due to the extra weight it offers. This saw has a heavy brass back that allows the thrust angle of the handle to be more forward than downward, allowing the worker to focus on control of the cut.
12” blade. Freshly hand sharpened to rip, it has been jointed and filed with a 5 degree rake angle to help with easy starting yet offers a smooth fast cutting action in both hardwoods and soft woods.
It has the tradition “Lambs Tongue” on the bottom of the handle yet a little thicker than the earlier ones from the 1800’s. This is a early 1900’s saw.