With its deep breasted blade and sharp double edged toe, this saw was designed to start a kerf in a flat board or floor with the breasted edge, and having opened the kerf to the underside, use the pointed tip to extend the kerf in the normal way. This one has a clean blade that retains some of the original etch. It is filed (and marked) 10 tpi, cross cut. The lightly stained beech wood handle suffers only some scratches and scuffs in the surface finish that will rub off. No cracks or splits or damaged. It is a nice example. Fine.