Bucksaw ( Physical Object )
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  • 2000.109.002-1
turn buckle for adjusting double brace cross piece.

The buck saw is an early American saw. It is a frame type saw and operates on the principal of the bow. That is, the blade was stretched taut between two arms by a twisted cord ( or by a rod and a screw). The saw could easily be collapsed by untwisting the cord. The buck saw is a bow frame type, but its blade is stationary and heavier, and a long handle has been added. To "buck"| the logs was to saw them into proper lengths; hence, the buck saw is a woodsman's saw. This saw is hand made.
Our saw is different in one important way from the one shown in this picture. Can you spot the difference?