Is this the world’s best hand saw..? The cast aluminium handle is deliberately designed to be reversible, so at a stroke you can flip the saw over to switch between different tooth-sizes depending on what you are cutting through. It also comes with a metal-cutting blade again, with two different sizes of teeth, and you can even set the two blades such that you can flip between metal and wood without having to detach them. The handle design gives you a completely solid and accurate grip despite the saw’s small size, and this is a huge benefit when you have a lot of cutting to do as the hand and wrist don’t tire in the way they do with a lot of small saws where the handle is compromised. This handle even folds down for packing.
The blades swap very easily through a simple wing-nut and nipple locator which also holds the metal safety guard in place, it’s all a joy to use and very easy to work with.
So like the famous knives, it seems the Swiss Army have done it again, by applying the same basic design philosophy and quality of materials to this single-use tool as they have with the legendary Swiss Army Knife multi-tool. So yes there’s every reason to believe there’s no better hand saw than this to be found.
Available with our specially designed waxed-canvas & leather case (see photos) hand made in our workshop which features a veg-tanned leather strap with solid brass buckle and brass rivets, with a belt loop on the rear – details here.
The saw can be belt-carried using our waxed canvas case (sold separately)