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ON5934

Original British WWI Folding Trench Saw by Francis Wood & Son in Belt Pouch - dated 1915

Regular price $275.00

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Original item: Only One Available. Now this is something you don't see every day!  This is a British WWI issue flexible blade chain saw, the fore runner of the Chain saws we know today. Each end of the flexible blade is fitted with a substantial steel ring through which two wood handles, attach allowing easy use by two men at the same time. The ring on one end is maker marked by FRANCIS / WOOD & SON / SHEFFIELD, along with British "Broad Arrow" proof marks. The other ring is dated 1915, and these rings fit snugly over the included wooden handles. The saw is 45 inches long extended, but rolls up to about 5-6 inches across.

The saw comes complete with a typical M-1903 lined leather belt pouch, made by B. CROCK & SONS and dated 1915 on the reverse. The pouch has nice intact WW1 sized belt loops for a P-07 Web Belt. Pouch measures approximately 7" square and just over 1" thick. Essential equipment for Trench work in setting up Artillery etc.

In excellent original complete condition, ready to display!

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