Butchers/Amputation Saw - Inventory Number: MED 135
This saw is a US Army Butchers Saw. It was used in the butchering of cattle to feed the troops. These saws are depicted in Lord's encyclopedia of the Civil War and were improvised for surgical saws. Amputation saws have a rigid back to the blade, this keeps them from flexing while sawing thru bone. Overall saw measures approximately 16 3/8 inches, blade measures 11 inches.
Inventory Number: MED 135