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Another WTF is this thing thread (Korean artifact)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Prepper, May 12, 2019.

  1. Prepper

    Prepper NES Member

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    I'm helping my mother sell and move out of her home into a new home. So, I was there going through crap to take or get rid of. I had last seen this item over 10 years ago among my father's old guns, but I didn't know what it was, then it became inexplicably lost (my mother never would touch it so how did it move?). I finally found it again. All I know for sure is that my father owned it and he never mentioned its existence or told me what it was... I only discovered the thing after he had died. He served in peace-time after the Korean war "ended", so he must have picked it up while over there.

    So...

    1. What is it?

    2. How illegal is/was it in Massachusetts?

    3. Is it a zoobow? No one knows what a zoobow is, and I don't know what my father's object is, so I'm guessing zoobow.

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  2. Arto

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    looks like one of those Japanese saws for fine finished carpentry
     
  3. HorizontalHunter

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    This.

    Bob
     
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  4. Greg

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    Looks like a Japanese double edged saw.
     
  5. Sully

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    Yup, a pull saw.
     
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  6. Prepper

    Prepper NES Member

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    Wow, that was fast. Thanks. What's the use of a cutting edge on each side?
     
  7. W.E.C

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    Fine and very fine cuts, the bigger teeth cut faster ,the smaller, more precise.
     
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  8. MisterHappy

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  9. greencobra

    greencobra NES Member

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    i watched a video of a luthier repairing a guitar using a very tiny one of these, maybe a 3", extremely flexible blade. you wouldn't believe how fine the teeth were.
     
  10. bfm

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    Now you can do this.

     
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  11. TC McQuade

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    Useful tool and they are still available today at home depot and harbor freight your's looks like higher quality than the HF one.
     
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  12. Picton

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    They’re fantastic.

    No offense, but isn’t it sort of obvious what it is?
     
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  13. xjma99

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    They’re great for you undercutting door jambs and such when you’re laying down new flooring.
     
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  14. Prepper

    Prepper NES Member

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    Yes it looked like a saw, but not one I had ever seen. And I'm not sure why my father had it, and in with his gun box rather than his carpentry tools.
     
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  15. Welder1

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    Lots of teeth on that thing. Probably high capacity. Can you prove it’s preban man?!
     
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  16. Greg

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    Ya know,can't you just let us all feel a little bit smart for an hour or so ? :D
     
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  17. Prepper

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    I was hoping it was some kind of ninja tool for sawing off heads.
     
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  18. PATRON

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    Yea I saw the chef use one at the Japanese restaurant the other night.
     
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    I use one from HD all the time. Great for fine, precise cuts. Pulling is much more controlled than pushing.
     
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    Korean BBQ grill spatula and rib-cutter... [smile]

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    Course and fine, rip and crosscut.
     
  22. Spanz

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    i know, those other guys know nothing.
    It has Hatori Hanso steel too, so priceless.
     
  23. JDL

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    It is a Japanese Cabinet Saw. It is a carpentry tool not a lethal weapon.
     
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  24. Prepper

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    Any object can be a lethal weapon if you have the right skills.
     
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    Japanese pull saw. For woodworking as others have said.
     
  26. PatMcD

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    Commonly referred to simply as the "Jap saw".
    One side is crosscut, the other rip. A must-have for timberframers.
     
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    Pull saw, you can buy them at HD
     
  28. Wickedcoolname

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    In Japanese it is called a dozuki. (spelling). We usually just call it a Japanese draw saw. I've been using them for years.
     
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  29. W.E.C

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    Pat’s correct, it’s called a Ryoba, and an old one from Japan is worth $200/$500 bucks.
     
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    That looks like a nice old one. Careful with the handle label. I would love to know if they can be sharpened. Until then I'm stuck with a modern Tajima kataba which passes muster
     

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