The Sven Saw

I remember getting a cheap imitation of this type of saw as a kid, and having it fall apart on the first usage. Then, years later, I came across the real thing:

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Despite my deep-seated skepticism based on that one childhood experience, I decided to give it a try.  And now the Sven is one of the essentials that gets dragged into the backcountry, lives in my drift boat, and goes with me on every road trip. It’s light and packs down perfectly to get strapped to the side pocket on a pack. Break it out and in seconds you’re seriously processing wood. The simplicity, sturdiness and efficient “get the job done” – ness of this saw makes it quintessential old timey gear that still kicks butt.  Link.

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