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Henry Disston

Henry Disston started selling his own saws in 1840, operating out of a rented basement in Philadelphia. Despite setbacks during his first decade in business, such as fires and the confiscation of his machinery in a rent dispute, Disston built his company into the largest manufacturer of saws in the world. Disston was an innovative manufacturer and marketer, leading the way with products other companies tried to imitate. The saws' consistently high quality kept the company strong for another three generations after Henry Disston's death. The best of the Disston saws were made from the early 1840s until a general decline in quality following the 1930s.

We are using patterns from early Disston saws we have made from our own samples we have collected over the years. We are happy to be able to offer these saws in a wide variety of styles and toothing options. Available in both Swiss Pear and Black Walnut handles.

We have a good start on building inventory. We will be opening up these styles soon.