Groves Hand Saw - 2

groves hand saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Richard Groves & Sons

Tool Type: Hand Saw

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This version of Richard Groves hand saw is an old English saw fitted with a decorative shaped hardwood handle. The handle is secured to the blade with the use of four old 19th century style brass split-nuts.

The split-nut buttons are set perfectly flush with the handle. On the reverse side of the handle the split-nut buttons have an interupted flat-head screw slot. These slots require a special split-nut screwdriver to tighten or loosen them.

The saw shown is 24 inches in length with teeth which start at 6tpi (teeth per inch) by the handle and progress up to 10tpi at the tip. There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.

This model of saw is similiar in appearance to the 'Groves - 1' and 'Groves - 3', with the main difference being there is no medallion on the handle. The blade also has very slightly different markings.


Saw Construction

old groves saw handle

Handle: Hardwood

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split Nut

Medallion Markings: N/A

Blade Markings:
'R Groves & Sons, Sheffield USE'


Manufactured Dates

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For information on dating this saw and other British saws, see the 'British Saws and Saw Makers from c1660' book , written by Simon Barley. The book is the most comprehensive saw directory to date listing makers, makers marks and manufacturing dates. There is also a whole host of additional information on the history of saw making, how to date a saw, in depth details on each of the large makers and much more, making for the most interesting read and leaving you with a slight desire to buy an old British saw.


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