If you have been on the BackpackingLight forum in the past few years you know there are a couple of threads about light weight saws. Some of the most interesting discussion is in the DYI thread. I just picked up two saws from folks in that thread.
Dave Gardner from https://gold-gear-96.webself.net/home basically takes Corona saw blades (available on Amazon) then grinds them down and welds on a handle. I have field tested it in my garden and it feels and saws great.
GOLD Gear saw
GOLD Gear saw. He can make it sub 3 ounces if you want.
Also, It has been said that the Silky Pocketboy is one of the best small saws but the handle is bulky and makes it around a half pound. No problem....Jan Rezac from the Czech Republic has perfected a 3-D printed honeycomb handle that is about one ounce. Because of print time and availability of materials I am not sure they are in commercial production but I got lucky and managed to get one. I also tested this on green wood in my garden and it works great. What a nice little saw.
Sorry, Lloyd, I shouldn't hijack your topic. Just being a smart***.
I used to carry lightweight saw(s) but since most of the places I go anymore prohibit fires, it's become unnecessary. I have some super-cool, light-weight saws that I use for pruning that I think could work well in the backcountry too
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