Hi googling silversmith saw Chez Monique Silver Smith Class.
They hold the saw UPSIDE DOWN.
I can see a lot of things wrong with this technique. Such as your
hand obscures a clear view of the blade and metal.
Anyone seen this?
I have heard of the blade being put in upside down Vietnamese
Silversmith I think.
So when doing piercing the swarf (bits of metal from sawing) falls
below the sheet not on top and obscures the line being cut.
Tools are often used differently!
My teacher (master silver and goldsmith) asked me why I did not have
handles on my files? I said my engineer father told me they get in
the way when you want to file backwards, i. e.
pull the file towards you.
It was a new one for him, but he liked the idea. And it often comes
in handy for me.