BattleScars

Last update: 27 Feb 2017

I do wind up with seconds--or Bad Axe Battle Scars, as I like to call them. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can't get it right, and it would be really bad karma on my part to pass along a mistake to a customer. In this business, craft rules, and it's really, really hard not to leave some kind of maker's mark on a saw I'm charging retail for. Sometimes I'll chip a horn, or make a check along the lead fastener. Others, we'll leave a fingerprint tatoo on the plate, or scratch it accidentally. Perhaps the black nickel finish didn't work out quite right for a sawback. You get the picture. And before I know it, I've got a serious pile of inventory gathering dust that will still saw just as straight and true as something commanding full price, but again, there's that little white angel on my shoulder telling her devlish counterpart to sit down, shut-up, and shelve the cosmetically flawed saw. But then I got to thinking. . . .

. . . and decided to offer these factory seconds for your perusal: But I don't like calling them 'factory seconds.' I ain't got no stinkin' factory. Heck, we're just barely out of the basement (we just occupied 1250sf off the premises, and our kids now have their playroom back). So I'm calling these guys Bad Axe Battle Scars, and marking them down as much as 25% off retail, depending on how many cosmetic blemishes I incurred while making the saw. Interested? They'll still cut just as straight and true as their fresh troop counterparts. They're just not quite as pretty. But some people dig that. After all, look how far Madonna went with that gap between her front teeth. John Wayne had a speech impediment. Ernest Hemingway was an alcoholic misogynist. George S. Patton just pissed everyone off, Wermacht included. But they all got results, right? These saws get results too.

One more thing: don't see the filing you want on the saw you want? As long as I'm not changing the tooth count, I'm happy to make hybrid into rip or x-cut or vice-versa. Just tell me how you want the filing, at no additional charge.

So the trolls in the trenches invite you to try out my Bad Axe Battle Scars. After all, beauty is fleeting, and what counts the most in life is Strength. Craft. Endruance.

Disclaimer: These saws are cosmetically flawed, and will have one or more visible blemishes I have described below. I don't have time during the day to take and send picture closeups--I'm pretty busy servicing premium saw orders! So--the saw you buy is the saw you keep. My only guarantee is that they will cut just as well as a premium Bad Axe Saw. Here, you'll find dovetail, carcase, sash and tenon saws filed to your custom choice of dediated rip, hybrid-cut, and crosscut and tuned for your exact purpose. Please allow 3-4 days for shipping.

Cheers!
Mark D. Harrell

Bad Axe 10" Dovetail Saw ($225 base price). Filing: Rip-cut - Standard, Pitch: 15 ppi, Gauge: .018, Sawback: Black-Oxided Carbon Steel, Species: Cherry (add $20), Fasteners: Black-Oxided Carbon Steel Slotted-Nuts (add $20), Size: (R)

Retail: $265. With 25% Battle Scar Back-to-School Sale Discount: $198.75.



What makes it a Battle Scar: minor cosmetic dings on plate/back assembly; large pitch pocket on handle (doesn't affect structural integrity)

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Bad Axe 12" 'Stiletto' Dovetail Saw ($245 base price).
  • Filing: Rip-cut - Standard, Pitch: 15 ppi, Gauge: .018, Sawback: Bronzel (add $80), Species: Mesquite (add $35), Fasteners: Niter-Blued Carbon Steel Slotted-Nuts (add $27.50), Size: (R).

    Retail: $387.50. With 20% Battle ScarDiscount: $310.

What makes it a Battle Scar: Nicely repaired upper horn fracture & used fasteners. Gorgeous saw.
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Bad Axe 12" Hybrid Dovetail/Small Tenon Saw ($245 base price). Filing: hybrid-cut - Standard, Pitch: 14 ppi, Gauge: .02, Sawback: black nickel-plated carbon steel (add $30), Species: Cherry (add $20), Fasteners: Niter-Blued carbon steel slotted-nuts (add $27.50), Size: (R)

Retail: $322.50; With 25% Battle Scar Discount: $241.87

What makes it a Battle Scar: offset logos and lights pits on the sawback.
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Bad Axe 14" Bayonet Precision Carcase Saw ($260 base price). Filing: hybrid-cut, Pitch: 14 ppi, Gauge: .018, Sawback: Bright Nickel-Plated Carbon Steel (add $25), Handle Species: Cherry (add $20), Fasteners: Niter-Blued Carbon Steel Slotted-Nuts (add $27.50. Size: (R).

Retail: $322.50. With 10% Battle Scar Discount: $290.25.

What makes it a Battle Scar: epoxied pin-hole in handle's upper-horn..

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Bad Axe 14" Carcase Saw ($265 base price). Filing: x-cut, Pitch: 13 ppi, Gauge: .02, Sawback: Black Oxided Carbon Steel, Species: CherryShock (add $20), Fasteners: Niter-Blued Carbon Steel Slotted-Nuts (add $27.50. Size: (R).

Retail: $312.50. With 15% Battle Scar Discount: $265.50.

What makes it a Battle Scar: Repaired upper horn on handle, and dime-sized mottled spot on sawback finish.

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Bad Axe 14" Sash Saw ($265 base price). Filing: hybrid, Pitch: 12 ppi, Gauge: .025 (add $10), Sawback: Stainless Steel (add $25), Species: Cherry (add $20), Fasteners: Niter-Blued Carbon Steel Slotted-Nuts (add $27.50) Size: (R).

Retail: $347.50. With 20% Battle Scar Back-to-School Sale Discount: $278.

What makes it a Battle Scar: Discrete scuffs & light scratches on reverse side of plate/back assembly and repaired split on edge of decorative cheek in front of lead fastener.

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Bad Axe 16" Tenon Saw ($275 base price). Filing: Hybrid-cut - Standard, Pitch: 12 ppi, Gauge: .025, Sawback: Black-Oxided Carbon Steel, Species: Cherry (add $20), Fasteners: Brass Slotted Nuts, Size: (R).

Retail: $295. With 10% Battle Scar discount: $265.50.

What makes it a Battle Scar: Not much! Only very light scratch on plate, truing dent on non-decorative side of sawback. Everything else on this saw is pristine.
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Bad Axe 18" Tenon Saw ($285 base price). Filing: Hybrid-cut - Standard, Pitch: 11 ppi, Gauge: .025, Sawback: Black-Oxided Carbon Steel, Species: Maple (add $30), Fasteners: Niter-Blued Slotted-Nuts (add $27.50), Size: (L).

Retail: $342.50. With 15% Battle Scar discount: $291.

What makes it a Battle Scar: scratched plate & back assembly.
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Bad Axe 18" Roubo Beastmaster ($295 base price). Filing: Rip-cut - Standard, Pitch: 9 ppi, Gauge: .0315, Sawback: Black-Oxided Carbon Steel, Species: Mesquite (add $35), Fasteners: Brass Slotted-Nuts, Size: (R).

Retail: $330. With 20% Battle Scar Discount: $264.

What makes it a Battle Scar: sawback pitted on non-decorative side with poor finish; slight tearout on handle; scratched fasteners. Nothing that affects performance, just costmetics, mainly on the sawback.

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Bad Axe 20" Miter Saw ($295 base price). Filing: X-cut - Standard, Pitch: 12 ppi, Gauge: .025, Sawback: Bright Nickel-Plated Carbon Steel (add $25), Species: Mesquite (add $35), Fasteners: Niter-Blued CarbonSteel Slotted-Nuts (add $27.50), Size: (S).

Retail: $382.50. With 20% Battle Scar discount: $306.

What makes it a Battle Scar: light scratches on plate/back assembly & used fasteners. One of my absolute favorite saws.
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