A Gents saws is a small dovetailing saw with a straight turned handle. The name colloquially comes from the term that a gent (hobbyist) would use a saw of this nature. It is a fine traditional ground tooth saw suitable for making joints in very small woodwork such as dovetailing, musical instruments, model-makingetc.
Crown make superb versions of these – with a turned, lacquered rosewood handle and a brass spine along with a fine Sheffield steel blade that is precision ground and ready for immediate use. This large Gents Saw has a 203mm (8in) 17TPI blade with a maximum cutting depth of 45mm and a 0.5mm kerf.