Silky Folding Saw Review: The Best Folding Saw Money Can Buy

Product: Silky professional Folding Hand Saw 130mm

Price: $27.36

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Length: 130mm

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.


4 thoughts on “Silky Folding Saw Review: The Best Folding Saw Money Can Buy”

  1. I need a folding saw in the worst way. I had one previously, but I tried to go the cheapo route and it broke on me. I use my folding saw a lot when we go camping. I like the fact that the Silky saw is bigger, and sounds like it’s very well made. In my opinion, a folding saw is a must-have if you are camping, hiking, backpacking, really any outdoorsy activity. It would be nice to be able to cut some bigger pieces of wood for campfires. It sounds like this little saw will do the trick for me. Thank you for sharing this review, it’s been very helpful.

    1. I’m glad it was helpful, be sure to check other reviews and you tubes on the saw.  You won’t find any bad ones.  And check out the ‘companion’ (i think of these as an indispensable pair.) The Mora Light My Fire Knife!

  2. Can any of these saw be sharpened Gordon or is that a thing of the past now?
    If i have got one of these in my pack do you reckon I still need a hatchet?
    Price is good, some of those rope saws are about the same price.
    Ever used a rope saw?

    1. Hey Remy, trust me give it a try even though I think sharpening the thing would be a nightmare since the teeth appear to cut two ways (which helps make this thing cut wood like crazy). I’m not exactly sure what you mean by a rope saw, but for the price I think you should try the saw and then compare. If it’s what I’m thinking of, a chainsaw type blade with handles on both ends then I would try the Silky. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Let me know how it goes with it!

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