Many people have never had a chance to see what a quality Western-style hand saw can do. This is unfortunate because a proper hand saw is a joy to use.
The backed saws are Solid Brass chamfered backs, with all saws having select Curly Maple handles. (Traditional split nut screws used on open handles.)
Lie-Nielsen saw blades are made from polished Swedish Steel, and tempered to Rockwell 52. They are durable, but easily sharpened with a file. Lie-Nielsen take care to make sure our their blades are properly sharpened and accurately set. Saw teeth are set to keep the blade from binding, but their saws have a minimum set to make it easier to saw a straight line.
Carefully hand shaped, the handles offer superb comfort, and all Curley Maple handles will soon have a new improved finish, developed to bring out the natural figure of the wood, without stain, and with a protective top coat, hand buffed to a smooth lustrous finish.
Beginning on Friday, February 7, 2020, all new orders for Saws will receive the improved finish.
Every saw is test cut in hardwood before it is shipped.