A great hard back book documenting British Saws and Saw Makers back to c1660 by Simon Barley.
A retired GP with a huge enthusiasm for saws - Simon has spent around 15 years compiling this comprehensive guide to lots of saws and their brands. This is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history of your saws.
From the back of the book:
"Historians of the various tools trades have long wanted a work specificially on saws and this, the first, is an attempt to match the detail and scholarship of the best that cover planes, cutlery, spanners and measuring tools. The author is a frequent writer and lecturer of saws and the history of their manufacture, and is able to base his work on 15 years original research and the building of a personal collection of saws which is housed with the renowned Ken Hawley Collection in Sheffield's Kelham Island Industrial Museum. Together, these collections form a unique research base and visitor attraction. This book is illustrated with almost 2000 photographs, and with its listings of saw makers and dealers forms the most comprehensive directory to date of British names in the tool trades."