One-man Perforated Lance Tooth Saw. 100 percent complete with original parts with a beautiful rust patina and would look great as a rustic display. If this saw could talk you would hear stories of the many mighty trees it felled and the sweat of its owners which fell upon it.
Most likely made by Disston under their Warranted Superior brand name. Manufactured from 1914 to the early 1930's this saw may have existed during the start of WWII and the introduction of the first Henry Ford Assembly Line. Crosscut Saws were made in two tooth styles, Tuttle or Champion with two cutting teeth to each raker tooth, and Perforated Lance with four cutting teeth to each raker tooth. This saw is a Lance. The Tuttle Tooth style was used for hardwoods and the Perforated Lance Tooth style for cutting softwoods. However, most were probably used for either wood type.
The 'D' handle was made with a hole large enough to accommodate a gloved hand. The supplementary handle could be mounted at butt or at nose for “Two-Man” use. The saw has the Warranted Superior medallion on the handle. Disston-made WS medallions having the words "Warranted Superior," a circle of dots, stars at the three and nine o'clock positions, and appear with or without an eagle. Some feature a keystone instead of the eagle. The Disston 1906 catalog shows an eagle, the 1911 catalog has a keystone, and illustrations in the 1914, 1918, and 1923 catalogs feature a blank space in the center of the medallion. None are stamped with the name "Disston." Later medallions on some of the Keystone brand saws (1935-1954) have eagles.
Length without the handle is approximately 41 inches. Length with the handle is approximately 46 inches. Height with supplementary handle is approximately 12 inches.