When you're on the move, we recommend using a small, lightweight saw. Other criteria to take into account vary according to your intended use. Are you planning to take the saw with you on hikes or into forest environments for bushcraft activities? Finding the ideal saw for your outdoor adventures or bushcraft activities can sometimes prove complex. However, this buying guide dedicated to bushcraft saws has been designed to help you make a clearer choice.
Which size to choose?
A small saw
When you're out hiking, it's often necessary to restrict your equipment to the bare minimum. That's why it's a good idea to choose a small saw. They are compact and easy to carry. However, it should be noted that it requires more energy to operate. You'll need to make more back-and-forth movements to cut a branch, compared with using a larger saw.
A medium-sized saw
Appreciate the ease of use offered by a large saw, but don't want to get in the way? Then this mid-sized saw is the perfect choice for you! These saws retain a compactness that allows them to slip easily into your backpack or clip to your belt in their holster (generally between 27 and 45 cm closed length). This gives you the opportunity to make more efficient cuts than with a smaller saw, while avoiding excessive bulk.
A large saw
If weight and size are not an issue for you, then it's best to opt for a large saw. These larger folding saws may be slightly cumbersome, but they are also easier to handle when cutting larger-diameter logs or branches. When closed, these saws generally have a minimum length of around 45 cm.