Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Weight: 160 grams or 0.35 lbs
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10
The only thing better than a 130mm Silky hand saw is a 170mm Silky hand saw. And the only thing better than a 170mm handsaw is a Silky Katana boy hand saw for survival situations.
The great thing about the Silky saw is that it is well made and light. But the best thing about the Silky is that is cuts wood like crazy. When you are out backpacking one of the biggest concerns is going to be finding firewood and if you are limited to twigs and branches you can break, your fire is going to be quick and disappointing. The thing about a mighty little hand saw like this is that you will be able to cut fairly substantial little logs (I would say about 2 inches wide though some people claim they can cut a 4 inch log). In any case, the silky will mow down substantial branches and small trees with an amazing amount of speed and ease compared to all other folding or camping hand saws on the market. That’s just the fact of the matter.
Pairing this saw with a good way to split the wood will make a light and effective way of processing fuel for your fires. It can also make cutting poles for shelters a breeze.
But as I said before, when you are cutting with a silky 133mm, you be constantly noticing much bigger pieces you could cut if you would have just bought the bigger Silky Saw. But for the survival kit, when you are not looking to build a bonfire but a fairly good fire for some heat and cooking, the little Silky 130mm POCKETBOY will do just fine and take up minimal space in your pack. For the price of a Silky Saw, you can’t go wrong with getting the best.
- It cuts small pieces of wood with amazing speed for a hand saw.
- It cuts small pieces of wood with amazing ease for a hand saw.
- It is light.
- Because it folds, it is compact.
- It is a good economical choice.