|Description: A carcass saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade. There are three screws in the handle holding it to the blade. The top of the saw has a long folded metal piece covering it. Inscribed on the metal: 'N.I. Norn & Co. Wisewood Works Sheffield Warranted Cast Steel'. |
Carcass Saws are typically used to cut joints in drawer runners, dividers, and stretchers (the framework or carcass of a piece), they are well balanced, manoeuvrable, and scaled for smaller work than a tenon saw.
For more information see: R.A. Salaman "Dictionary of Woodworking Tools: c.1700-1970" (Newton, Connecticut: The Taunton Press, 1990), 411.