Another folding saw

We have previously featured what we believe may be A World War II saw and its canvas pouch. At Market Lavington Museum, we also have this leather pouch.

It also contains a two man saw. If the numbers on the reverse of the pouch constitute a date, then this saw is from 1915.

The pouch has loops so that it can be threaded onto a belt and worn to wherever it was needed for tree felling.

When the pouch is opened, we find a very sharp coiled saw and two wooden handles, which can be fitted into the rings at either end of the blade.

Extended, this saw is roughly a metre in length.

It was made in Sheffield by D.W.Orr and co.

There are obvious similarities between this and our military saw. We do not know whether they were just a useful design, made over many years, or if our canvas pouched saw was, in fact, made before our guess of WWII. (Comments by those in the know welcomed.)

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