Groves & Sons 14" Back saw

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09-27-2011 02:58 AM

Here is a late 1800’s Groves & Son’s “Bee Hive Works” back saw. The blade is 14” long, has 2 1/8” clearance at the toe, and 2 5/8” clearance at the handle. There are 11 tpi. This old saw has the split style nuts which were user prior to the Glover patent of 1887. The beautiful Sheffield made saw has the USE crown logo on the medallion as well as stanfed on the spine. Photos show the exact marking for your reference. The handle is all original beautiful quarter sawn beech. There are a couple of small pieces broken off the horns but the handle holds well and feels great in hand. The handle is tight to the blade. The blade IS NOT straight, as you can see. It’s relatively thin plate has a noteable wave too it. As well, the teeth need a thorough jointing, sharpening and setting. There is one tooth missing 6” from the toe and a small piece of blade has been nipped off right at the toe.
Given it’s condition, this beautiful old saw could be fitted with a new blade, or if you have the skills, I’m sure it could be straightened and re-toothed. You could use it as is, but your quality of cuts would likely not be the highest. It appears very clean and could be a great decorative item as well. Your choice.

Saw sold AS IS for $25 plus shipping (from Canada). I accept Paypal and will ship anywhere.

Thanks for looking.


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