Old Spear & Jackson Saw information.
My lovely better half just came home from a walk with her mum & presented me with a very old Spear & Jackson saw that belonged to her late father.
It has suffered a bit over the years, it has some corrosion & some light pitting on the blade but nothing I shouldn't be able to sort out; being an inquisitive guy I'm intrigued by the wording embossed on the handle "Wartime handles and screws" .
I'd love to find out more about this old saw, perhaps when it may have been made & why it has this wording on the handle, I have quite a few tools made during & shortly after WW2 which I inherited from my father but have never seen this before.
Any info folks?
I stripped the saw & started the first stages of bringing it back to some of its former glory this evening.
Rubbing it down with wet & dry & a sanding block revealed the etching under the corrosion, I'm afraid the picture may not show it up too well but along with all the usual Spear & Jackson stuff it showed the model & number of the saw, its a Spearior model 88 which according to info from the web has been in production in one shape or another since around 1920.
I've come across a couple of methods online but before I start does anyone have any suggestions for enhancing the etching?