Disston & Sons D8: 26 inches, 4.5 pts, filed rip with 0 deg. rake, c. 1900.
This is a very comfortable D8 rip saw with the famous Disston thumbhole handle. An aggressive saw great for ripping soft through medium hard woods like pine, fir, poplar, walnut and cherry. The handle is exceptionally smooth and sculpted…these earlier D8s have much nicer handles than the later ones, which became boxy with sharp, blister inducing transitions. I have made a small repair to the upper horn (pictured below) using apple and coloring it to match the patina.
Fully polished and waxed blade, freshly filed, razor sharp and ready to work!