Groves Brass Back Dovetail Saw - 1

groves hand saw
Our Rating


Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: R. Groves & Sons

Tool Type: Dovetail Saw

Model No:


The Groves dovetail saw has a decorative shaped open handle which is secured to the blade with the use of two old brass split nuts.

The saw is a brass back saw; the spine is fitted with a heavy piece of brass which gives the saw weight and decorative properties.

The saw photographed has 15 tpi (teeth per inch) and has a blade length of 10 inches.

Saw Construction

groves saw

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 2

Type Of Buttons: Brass, Split Nut

Blade Markings:
'R.Groves & Sons, London USE, Silver steel elastic spring temper warranted'

Manufactured Dates

? - ?

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.

Your Say


Do you have a question/answer or something to share about this tool?
Please Contact Us


(i) This review/article may give warning(s) / advisory notes / cautions / guidelines given in good faith, any such information should not be solely relied upon and seen as the exhaustive list of warnings / advisory notes / cautions / guidelines. Refer to good safety practices for the safety of you and others. Refer to good practices for the good health of your tool and property.
(ii) The details here are given in good faith, the details are constantly growing and evolving including corrections, there is scope for error and shouldn't be fully relied upon, please confirm any details for yourself by performing additional research from reliable sources.

Use Of Content

Enjoy viewing the encyclopedia of tools.

If you are inspired by our content or use info such as dates, sizes, details from please kindly give credit where credit is due via giving a nod in a video or a link to this website.

Please see our terms if using more than a few dates or details.


Your AD Here

Copyright © All rights reserved