This huge antique Japanese saw or nokogiri was made over 120 years ago by a Japanese master blade maker over a century ago. It is the type of timber saw used in woodworking and Japanese carpentry that cuts on the pull stroke, unlike European saws which cut on the push stroke.This allows it to have a thinner blade that cuts more efficiently and leaves a narrower cut width (kerf). Made of a high quality.
Carbon steel and carefully milled by hand by the Japanese master blade maker. Note the smaller teeth toward the handle end of the blade (see pictures). This was used to help make an efficient starting cut before proceeding with the larger teeth. You can see some of the hand pounding in the forging process (see picture 10).
This timber nokogiri saw is complete with all teeth and along with a dark aged patina, it remains overall in very good condition throughout, as seen in the enlarged pictures. All teeth are complete and still in sharp condition. The kiri (paulownia) wood handle (see pictures 8 & 9) has areas of filled worm holes but overall remains in fair (usable) condition. A rare piece of character and quality from over a century past. The thickness of this blade helped to create a straight "rip" cut down the length of a log.This type of saw required an especially powerful kobiki-shokunin (sawyer) as seen in the 1830's Hokusai woodblock print in the last picture (not included). Measures 33 overall (83 cm). With a blade length (teeth area) of 23" long by 15" wide (58.5 x 38 cm). Old world craftsmanship for the new world craftsman! You'll love it, I guarantee it......... And the Shogun's Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 38 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed.
Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE TOOL FORGED IRON HUGE MAEBIKI NOKOGIRI WHALEBACK SAW" is in sale since Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Saws".The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.