1890 era 5 1/2 point rip saw made by the Richardson Brothers of Newark, NJ. Blade is bright and clean with light etch, 28" long by 7 1/4" high at heel. Beech handle is very nice with minor wear with just a few dings and a very small chip missing off the top horn, finish 99%.
This is the saw that fired Henry Disston up so much he felt compelled to print a label on his Number 7 saw warning customers to "Beware of Counterfeits of our No.7 Saw". This saw is also marked Number 7 and has a handle that is near identical to Disston's. The last laugh was on Richardson, even though Henry died in 1878, his Sons pressured the remnants of the Richardson Brothers out of business in 1906. A nice full sized rip in great shape.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 13 April, 2017.