Last week we were interesting in the contemporary Japanese wood design and craft very much. This week we are focusing directly into the process of this craft and production of the wood things. Our result is the curated selection of the handsaws which represents one of the most important and oldest tools in the carpentry workshop.
Ranging from some old-fashioned luxurious tools to the contemporary design and the ordinary cheap handsaws, our editorial shows pretty various selection of the handsaws producing today. Despite this versatility, design of the handsaws has its own traditions that have not changed in the time and products of the different companies are very similar. Typology of the handsaw has been nearly in its perfection since beginning.
We have here classic European handsaws including traditional companies such as British Pax (established in 1776) or Crown Hand Tools from Sheffield and German Wilh.Putsch which is one of the most respected saw producers in the world. Popular are also Japanese saws whose design is very minimalist. This type of saw used in woodworking and Japanese carpentry that cuts on the pull stroke, unlike the European saw that cuts on the push stroke. This allows it to have thinner blades that cut more efficiently and leave a narrower cut width.
The last type featuring here are modern design saws which are produced by companies such as Swedish Bahco or American Northern Industrial, Pony and many others. We can mention here award winning Bahco Handsaw system with Ergo handle and interchangeable blades designed by design consultancy Ergonomidesign.