I would like to fix this saw up now and I need a handle for it. Does anyone know if it is like a carpenters saw handle or if it would have had something to put a second hand on it? Here is another picture of the handle end.
Thanks Magnus, is a drag saw blade is one made to go on a machine? I have a couple of other large handsaws and I thought this was one also. I didn't think there would be handles for sale. I was just hoping to see one, so I could try and make one.
If you are interested in using and maintaining a crosscut saw, this book is the FS manual, pretty old but a top notch reference. I was surprised to see these folks have it, I have an old copy and have wished that I could get more but thought it out of print.
There is a dragsaw section on CSCF if you like to see.
You will understand what I mean better then.
It is the mount, shape and filing that suggest this is a dragsaw blade.
No reason for this mount or onesided filing otherwise.
Started renovating my old cross-cut this weekend, met a guy who worked the old style pole-lathes, and he knocked up some new handles for a couple of £'s. now just got to get the rust off, sharpen and set it, and grease it up!!