The newer handles look like someone took a square block of wood and drilled a bunch of holes in it, then chamfered the sharp sides a little bit with a router. The new directive specifies Forest Service Manual FSM PDF which covers classification of sawyers, their Personal Protective Equipment PPE and numerous other aspects of required safety training and behavior when operating chainsaws or crosscut saws on Federally-administered public lands. This appears to be of the same design as the Hayes saw. It seems that for every rule, there are countless exceptions and qualifications, I guess that's what makes this such an interesting topic and endless scope for learning. The bottom example has webbing in the keystone shape. Chemical etching probably gained popularity alongside printing processes. They stopped using them around the turn of the century.
For a short time in the 's and 80's, some Disston saws had patent dates stamped into the handle.
Since all the saws that we sell are antiques, demand often outstrips supply. A traditional metalworking trademark found on nearly everything craftsman-made, from silverware to pisspots. Join Date Jan Posts RSS feed for comments on this post. In the 's Porter sold the company to Sandvick.