Saws for cutting wood, bone, antler and ivory had thin metal blades attached to bone handles. Shallow notches in the saw blades were made by striking the edge with the thicker blade of a knife.
Darrel Nasogaluak: The blade of an old-time saw was attached to the handle on the side closest to the person who used it. This saw must have been for a lefty.
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Émile Petitot illustrated, but did not describe, two saws used by Anderson River Inuvialuit. (In Savoie, 1971: 159)