What is this saw?

by Louise
(Nantucket ma)

What is this saw?

What is this saw?

16" long saw like teeth on one side knife like edge on other side. Blade tapers from bottom 2" to top 1 1/2" rounded off on top point.

Chisel like handle




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Mar 19, 2011
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Odd Saw
by: D Browne

Might be a flush cut saw for trimming dowels or moldings next to a finished surface. They usually have no set on the teeth, or they may be set to one side only so as not to scratch the wood underneath.
As to why the knife edge on one side, anybody's guess. Could have been altered, or may have been mad that way on purpose. Flush cut saws also have very thin blades so as to allow bending when in use.
another possibility might be an early surgical saw...just a guess.

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