Antique hand tools – Premium Quality saw #208. Up for sale is an amazing scarce & genuine GROVES & SONS cabinetmakers RIP SAW in original. Condition- unbelievably this saw is near full width & has the rear factory flat. A full sized 26 / 665mm rip saw, it’s freshly hand sharpened to 5° of rake & is an original 7PPI fine cabinetmakers rip saw, it has the original breasted toothline. This saw is incredible, it’s a time capsule saw, it’s in the same condition as if it’s been sitting on the shelf in a hardware shop since 1830, 186 years ago. The high polish from the tradesmen blocking the blade is still visible, the plate is highly taper ground & the handle is a work of art, the edges are crisp, this is a museum quality saw, but boy does it cut wood well, the blade has a deep baritone ring when cutting, it’s just superb. The blade has its original rounded nose & nib, Groves & Sons is stamped very high up on the blade & is flanked with 3 X crowns. Richard Groves & Sons are one of the legendary saw making firms from Sheffield, their saws were of the highest quality & they were one of the oldest established firms with a starting date of 1787 & they continued in one form or another until the 1920s. Looking at the style & blade stamp on this saw it dates to the 1830s, nearly unbelievable due to the extra good condition of this saw. This saw is for the woodworker that is happy to work unplugged, you’ll know what I mean when you read this, it’s like fast food vs slow food, it’s getting back to the heart of woodworking & using your hands, not flicking a switch. Overall length – 77cm. This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear and tear consistent with age and use, it’s sharp & straight, the plate has some grease stains from storage & spots of pitting, the handle is perfect apart from a tight chip on the tip of the top horn, the edges are totally crisp- very very rare on a 186 year old saw, it’s a time capsule saw that feels good in the hand, ready to go to its new home with the serious early English saw connoisseur, you will not find another this good & I don’t say that lightly. Please check the photos as they are part of the description. All of our items are genuine vintage – that means they have been used, and have the normal wear and tear associated with a genuine vintage item. I’m using recycled packing materials as much as possible to help the environment. More vintage tools available at. & vintage /mid-century /retro household items at. I’m using RECYCLED packing materials as much as possible to help the environment. ADDITIONAL INFO FOR INTERNATIONAL POST. The item “PREMIUM Quality SHARP! Antique GROVES & Son RIP SAW Old Vintage Hand Tool #208″ is in sale since Saturday, July 30, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectables\Tools, Hardware, Locks\Saws”. The seller is “vintage-tools-melbourne” and is located in Melbourne, Victoria. This item can be shipped to Australia, all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand.
- Brand: Richard Groves & Sons Sheffield
- Era: 1800s
- Material: Cast Steel, Beech, Brass
- MPN: Does not apply