Lightly used in excellent condition. Suspect 1960's but can't verify. Some history- Harold Groves, just after WW II, founded Groves Spitfire Bows. His work as a toolmaker at Los Alamos allowed him to meet scientists Robert Oppenhiemer and Dick Beacham who were working on the trigger for the hydrogen bomb.The two researchers took an interest in Harold's bow building and contributed their renowned expertise to the design of the power stroke for the Groves recurve. From this opportune beginning, Harold Groves contributed much to the sport of archery and bow hunting.
For example, he pioneered New Mexico's first archery hunting season. He also developed the arrow straightener used today and patented the unique joint used on his takedown bows. Most importantly, he developed and patented the process that allows most laminated wood and glass limbs achieve speed, flexibility and durability.This limb design made his bows famous and much sought after in the days before the compound revolution.