Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Hand Saws
Manufacturer: Groves & Sons
Tool Type: Hand Saw
This model of Groves hand saw in an English saw with a decorative shaped
The handle is secured to the blade with the use of four old brass split-nuts. The split-nut buttons sit 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 26 inches in length and has 6 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.
Number Of Buttons: 4
Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split Nut
Medallion Markings: Established 1770
'Groves & Sons Sheffield Double refined spring steel, warranted'
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