Dating antique hand saws
As a result, I’m quietly confident that all of the medallions in the bottom row and the center medallion in the top row are from saws made in the United Kingdom.
I’ve never seen a medallion like the image top right which looks like a Knight on horseback.
There are several other WS medallions though (see pic below of medallions copied from the internet).
My understanding is that some British sawmakers used the WS medallion on their saws, and some of these made their way to North America.
Unfortunately, the Atkins saw works was located downtown in a prime redevelopment area near Lucas Oil Stadium, and no known remains of the factory exist today.
To save her from further embarrassment, the king picked it up and tied it to his own leg exclaiming “” So now you know why it’s called the Order of the Garter, but I digress.
The elements even appear on the ‘Tails’ side of some £1 coins.
I hope by now I’ve convinced you that the five elements outlined above together with the words Warranted Superior are historically and fundamentally tied to the United Kingdom.
On the left, the shield is supported by the English Lion.
On the right it is supported by the Unicorn of Scotland.
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It was later adopted as the Royal motto of England by Henry VI.