An English saw made in the English countryside
If you are looking to own a first class tool and a true piece of fine handmade English craftsmanship then look no further than Skelton Saws. Set in a picturesque location where the country meets the coast, Skelton Saws is a small family business owned by highly skilled and versatile craftsman, Shane Skelton.
"My aim is to create some of finest handmade English handsaws available. Traditionally made, I adopt and apply original techniques of saw making to my work and am greatly inspired by the work of the great 18th Century saw makers, fellow craftsmen who truly knew how to make things by hand.
Born and brought up in the oldest house, a smallholding in Burniston, North Yorkshire, from a very early age I was always helping my father repair something from animal pens to cars! Surrounded by tools, by the age of six I had my very own tool box comprising of a saw, hammer, plane, chisels and a square. I vividly remember using a back saw for the first time.
Grandpa Skelton, was a chicken farmer, but he too shared my passion for woodwork, I still use some of his old hand tools in the production of my saws. One of his favourite sayings was ‘Buy cheap, buy twice.' This has always stayed with me and through the course of my work, I’ve always strived to buy the best quality tools for the job, even if this has meant saving up for a while! Quality, I do believe does always pay and I’m pleased to say that I’m sure that a Skelton Saw certainly lives up to Grandpa Skelton’s old expectations."
They are happy to undertake any special commissions. Shane likes to believe that anything is possible, so will listen, give guidance and will ultimately aim to create a client’s vision. Although we favour the Rosewood handle, this can be substituted for other woods (depending of course on its suitability, sustainability, workability and toxicity)