As well as the new saws that I'm making, I also have a collection of old saws. I tend to go for the larger rip and cross cut saws, leaning towards 19th C British saws, but I have a few American saws that have made it over the pond.
My better half often comments that the number of saws keeps on increasing, and I suppose at some point I'll have to let some move on and find other homes. This will of course then free up some space for more saws.
Most of my old timers are in usable condition, some need straightening and sharpening, and I plan to try and get to these over the next few months.
I'll post these rejuvenated saws on here as they come back to life.
If you have a Disston, and want information about it, it's hard to beat the "disstonian Institute" website.
The breasted tooth line provides an advantage when cutting green wood. The breast reduces the number of teeth in contact with the cut, this increases the pressure on the teeth in contact and also allows better removal of the damp sticky green saw dust.