Firewood saw

identifier

MOT V 87.0292

morphology

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 87.0292 L=108cm WD=45cm WT=2650gr

holotype

MOT V Dv 0495 L=88,5cm WD=26cm WT=1200gr

holotype

MOT V Dv X 0149 L=80cm WD=45cm WT=940gr

alias

woodcutter's saw (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 435)

alias

buck saw (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 435)

alias

billet saw (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 435)

alias

tubular bow saw (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 410)

alias

bushman saw (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 410)

alias

forester's saw (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 410)

alias

log saw (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 410)

alias

swedish saw (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 410)
description

Span saw for cutting firewood. Her arms are not parallel: the blade is longer than the rope. One of the arms protrudes from under the blade and serves as a handle. One arm of some saws has a handle cut out (1).

Today, the ordinary span saw is replaced by a metal arc saw, which is also used for felling small trees.

The firewood to be cut is usually placed on a sawhorse. The saw works in both directions and is held horizontal or at an angle. [MOT]

(1) Eg. GOZIN: fig. 34.