Urban Knife Guy reviews the Silky Saw Pocket Boy 170 Outback Edition.
The Silky Saw Pocket Boy 170 Outback Edition
Silky has been building saws in Japan since 1919. In 1985, they introduced the Gomboy, a folding saw with a rubber-clad handle that became the forerunner of almost all modern pruning-style saws (which are often referred to as “Japanese saws” to this day).
The Pocketboy is essentially the Gomboy’s little brother, designed to be even more compact and versatile.
This special Outback Edition has been upgraded with a thicker and more rigid saw blade to better survive the demands and rigors of bushcraft.
The Silky Outback Edition hand saws feature a handle made of arbor composite which is a combination of wood and plastic.
It is supposed to provide more grip and control for wet, cold and game-processing conditions.
The blade is a straight-style blade as opposed to curved. It features 8.5 teeth per inch and Silky classifies this as a medium blade.
The teeth of the blade are heated and hardened to stay sharp three times longer than non-hardened teeth.
The blade also features 4 cutting angles along the blade for rip-cutting, cross-cutting and slant cutting, leaving a smooth surface every time.
The entire blade is black-plated with a unique, highly durable nickel/ tin blend that provides longer blade life and improved cutting performance.
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