This antique Japanese saw or nokogiri was made. By the famous Japanese master blade maker. It is a professional grade timber saw and has various inscriptions (see pictures 4, 5, 9, & 11 enlarged). 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 cut width (kerf)(see picture 9). Made of a high quality. Carbon steel and carefully milled by hand by the Japanese master blade maker.
(see pictures 4 & 5). This professional grade timber nokogiri cross cut saw has a couple shortened teeth (see pictures 6 & 7) and along with a. Dark aged patina, with the exception of a few shortened teeth see pictures 6 & 7. Throughout, as seen in the enlarged pictures. Most teeth are complete and still in sharp condition.
A rare piece of character and quality from a century past. The thickness of this blade helped to create a straight "rip" cut either cross cut or down the length of a log. This type of saw required an especially powerful kobiki-shokunin (sawyer) as seen in the 1830's Hokusai woodblock print in the last picture (not included). Measures 39 1/4 overall (99.5 cm).With a blade length (teeth area) of 25 1/2" long by 6" wide (65 x 15 cm). Old world craftsmanship for the new world craftsman! Its sugi (cryptomeria) wood handle is still in great shape and has a warm aged patina. You'll love it, I guarantee it......... Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 38 years, and highly value our customers.
Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition.The item "ANTIQUE 100 YEAR OLD SIGNED JAPANESE TOOL FORGED IRON MAEBIKI NOKOGIRI SAW" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Saws". The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.