340 mm long
Includes Silky nylon sheath
Small handy chopping axe
SILKY SAWS AND BLADES
INTRODUCING SILKY SAWS AND BLADES
I came across silky in both America and Japan while travelling a few years ago.. we bought the small pocket boy, both a 130 and 170 mm length.. only recently did I realise there are larger saws, so now we are able to offer them, in the following styles..
Silky has a huge range of over 100 different saws, all different lengths, curved blades, straight blades, 5 different tooth styles, from fine to extra large teeth. It’s very hard to choose which saw is suitable with so many styles and blade types.. So I have selected what I think are the best saws for 4wding and camping, and the best blades also.
Being a Japanese made saw, they are all designed as a pull saw.. this is very important, they will only cut on the pull stroke.. this is very easy to get used to, and is a much better way of cutting.. you have much more control on the pull stroke of a saw. You’ll never break a blade if you do this, but if you ever did break a blade, then they are replaceable..
Silky are Japanese made, who are of course renowned for their tool making.. Silky are really the world market leaders in these type of saws and blades.. the Japanese spend a lot of time shaping and trimming trees, so originally these saws are designed for the Arborist..
But here is Aus, they are also perfect for 4wding and camping.. many of our customers have a snow peak firepit, and simply the single best way of cutting wood is to use a folding saw.. cut the small log half way thru, then break it off.. it’s very hard to cut small logs of dry hardwood with an axe.. these super sharp blades go thru it like butter..
The other advantage of carrying a saw like this in your truck, is if you are in the bush and come across a fallen tree.. could be from a wind storm, snow storm or just fallen over.. recently in the huge snow storm across south eastern aust, there would be so many trees fallen from the snow.. in the barrington tops there was trees fallen literally everywhere, from the weight of the snow.. if one fell behind you, could in some cases block your exit, or just prevent you from continuing.. so with a silky bigboy, or even better the katana boy, you can easily chop thru almost anything. Once you are half way thru the cut, you need to jam your hatchet/ axe into the cut, acting like a wedge, to stop the blade jamming.. or carry a small wedge/ hammer..
So this saves carrying a chainsaw.. I’ll still carry one in my trailer on longer camping trips. But without the trailer, I used to have to take a chainsaw every time I went into the bush, for day trips, or wknd trips without the camper.. but the chainsaw is always very fumy, and carrying the extra small can of fuel and oil is also a pain.. the chainsaw also takes up a lot of room in the back.. so having the silky saws now replaces the need to carry a chainsaw.. and a log say up to 200 mm thick, you can cut thru just as quickly with the silky saw as you can with a chainsaw..
I’ve had several other types of folding saws, mainly bahco, which have been good, but just not in the same league as far as quality and function as the silky.. also, many other saws look similar, but are just no good.. a mate bought one the other day, a no name brand, looked like a nice folding saw (we were in the high country) and yeah it was just useless, wouldn’t cut a thing.
So yeah, have a look see what you think.. the best saw is the big boy, if you really want to get serious then the katana boy is the go.. if you have young kids, who love to help out, then the pocket boy is ideal.. the pocket boy is also perfect for motorbike touring. The machete is ideal if you driving in the bush, and need to cut lantana or scrub off the track so you won’t scratch the sides of the truck, and the nata blade is a general purpose heavy bush knife.. I carry all of them, and use them all, but see what you reckon.. ta luke