Handsaw options.

My saws fall into two categories, Workshop saws, and Site saws.

Workshop Saws.

These saws have American black walnut handles and carry the solid silver medallions and brass screws and nuts. They're fancy saws that like to be wined and dined and treated well. These saws look great and will last you a lifetime.

Site Saws.

These are made to the same exacting standards as the workshop saws, but like to get out and about a bit more. As a result they have beech handles and brass medallions, to cope with the scrapes that life throws at them.


All my saws are custom made to your requirements, any length, depth and thickness of plate. Typically most rip saws will be 26-28" long and 8.5" deep at the handle, while most cross cut saws will be 24-26" long and 7.5" deep at the handle.

If you have any specific requirements please contact me to discuss your options.

The blades are all made from CS95 spring steel, hardened and tempered to take and maintain a sharp edge, without being too brittle and risk snapping when setting.

I taper grind all of my saws, making them thinner along their back edge. This has three benefits.
  • It makes the saw lighter and moves the weight to the tooth line, this improves control of the saw when cutting.
  • It makes the saw less likely to jam in the saw cut.
  • It reduced the amount of set required, less set = thinner cut = less effort.
All the saw plates are polished after grinding. This reflective surface allows the user to check the alignment of the saw when starting a cut, by lining up the reflected timber edge with the actual edge of the timber.


My handle patterns are based on early to mid 19th C British saws. Cut from 1" American Black Walnut or English Beech, they give a fuller feel in the hand than the 7/8th traditional American handles.

Designed for a three finger grip, this provides light controlled sawing action, rather than the "death grip" handles of modern saws.

I can alter the size and shape of the handle to suit your grip and hand size. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.


The tooth line of the saw is cut with a fly-press, punching a single tooth at a time. This prevents any loss of temper by mechanical grinding or cutting, and allows freedom to cut any desired tooth pattern.

Progressive ppi ( points per inch) or rake angle.

Large teeth as low as 2ppi. and as high as 10 ppi.

The saw can also be cut with a breasted tooth line to aid in cutting green timber.

Sharpening and setting.

The saws can be either sharpened and set ready for use, or left ready for sharpening and setting by the user. This allows the user to custom file the saw to there own exacting requirements.

When saws are sent out ready sharpened a minimum amount of set is applied, this can be increased by the user, dependant on the type of wood being cut.