Seller: gimbler (7,545) 99.4%, Location: El Segundo, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 370974921705 18TH CENTURY CAPITAL AMPUTATION SAW Early American ANTIQUE MEDICAL SURGICAL War A hand forged early American Amputation Saw, featured on the Baggage Battles TV Show. We are pleased to present this 18th century American Amputation Saw for your consideration. It comes to us from the hit Travel Channel reality TV show Baggage Battles. Although Laurence and Sally Martin of Studio Antiques bid on the Saw, it was won by their rival Billy Leroy. He however graciously made a side deal with Laurence later, which is how it comes to us here at Studio Antiques. You'll see the Saw prominently featured on the episode "Blast From The Past" (s02e02 in Boston), and we've included some clips from the episode in our pictures. The episode shows it being taken to an appraiser, who was able to identify it for Billy. The Saw has a hand forged iron frame, turned maple grip, and brass ferrule and end cap. It measures 19-1/4 inches in overall length and weighs 1 pound 2 ounces. There are no markings on the metal surfaces, but we did find a mark on the wood which looks hand carved. As best we can tell, it reads A. LILY, but see our close up picture (#7) as the text is difficult to fully decipher. Metal surfaces show only slight surface rust, while the old scratches and imperfections in the wood have developed a rich natural patina. There are no significant flaws or issues with this piece, and we rate its overall condition as very good. Rarely seen outside of museums and the better private collections, this is a superb example of an antique American Amputation Saw, and would be a wonderful addition to your antique medical collection! Check out the HUGE selection of items in our eBay store, just click here! DRM november13/1116_bbamputation Item Dimensions Height Length Weight 4-1/2" 19-1/4" 1 lb 2 oz IMPORTANT- PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE BIDDING US Buyers Most of our items are shipped via FedEx Ground Depending on your location, or if specified in the shipping details above, we may use USPS (US Postal Service). Please let us know if you have a preference, when you make your payment. In most cases, we will require shipping to a physical address, as FedEx will not deliver to P.O. Boxes International Buyers If the shipping cost is not specified in the shipping details above, please contact us before the listing ends and wait for an invoice with the correct shipping costs. Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping costs. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up. Do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. Thanks! Looking for more great Antiques? Click here to visit our eBay Store! Pick up your item in person if you'd like! We welcome anyone to pick up their items from our Southern California Showroom to save shipping costs, and to give you a chance to browse our store, of course! We are located HERE (click for map) and we're open 9 - 5:30 every day. If you have any questions regarding this or any of our other items, please feel free to send us a question! Scroll down towards the bottom of this listing to find the "Ask a Question" link. It is under "Questions and answers about this item" on the left hand side. We pride ourselves on our expert packing and shipping and have had years of experience shipping delicate items. However, in the unlikely event of damage during shipment, immediately contact us with a description and corresponding photos of the damage. We must file a claim and have the item returned to us within 10 business days. Thanks for understanding. Be sure to contact us if you any questions. Studio Antiques has been supplying Southern California traders, retailers & consumers, with great pride since 1985. We are direct importers of European furniture and collectibles. We have thousands of interesting and unusual items at great prices! Click here to view our ABOUT ME page We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards as well as payment via PayPal. Payment must be received within 7 days of close of listing. If refunds are made, shipping will not be included in the refunded amount. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Condition: There are no significant flaws or issues with this piece, and we rate its overall condition as very good.