Miner's saw

identifier

MOT V 83.0578

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 83.0578 L=38cm WD=6,5cm WT=290gr

holotype

MOT V Dv X 0972 L(unfolded)=71cm L(folded)=40,5cm WD(unfolded)=5,5cm WD(folded)=7cm WT=400gr
description

Although the miner's axe is mainly used for sheeting the mine galleries, a saw is sometimes used for this. It is a folding saw with a rigid, rounded blade (approx. 35-45 / 4-5 cm). This blade is attached to a straight handle of the same length by means of a spindle. The teeth enter the groove of the handle for transport. Sometimes, however, the blade is fixed. The handle is then shorter and the saw is carried in a wooden tube. [MOT]