Woodlore — School of Wilderness Bushcraft

Woodlore Folding Buck Saw
Ray Mears Bushcraft

Woodlore Folding Buck Saw

 Weight: 904 g        

The Woodlore Folding Buck Saw is a classic Bushcraft tool that has been resurrected by Ray Mears and his good friend Chris Boyton. Some of you will no doubt be aware of Chris' superb craftsmanship via his renowned wooden bows, and that same experience and attention to detail has been applied here.

  Under UK law, this item can only be sold to persons over 18 years of age. Please note that Woodlore use age-verification services for all UK axe, knife and blade purchases.

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Further Information

The Woodlore Folding Buck Saw is a classic Bushcraft tool that has been resurrected by Ray Mears and his good friend Chris Boyton. Some of you will no doubt be aware of Chris' superb craftsmanship via his renowned wooden bows, and that same experience and attention to detail has been applied here.

Like all the best equipment, the saw is a silent companion on our wildest wanderings, which is only truly appreciated when left behind by mistake.

As salt is to pepper, the saw is to the axe - they complement each other perfectly in the wilderness. A strong buck saw such as this offers a safe, quick and efficient way of felling and splitting dead wood for the fire. It is a tool for professionals; folding with a simple, traditional design, it can be easily transported into wild places, whether by canoe, toboggan, snowmobile or 4x4.

Beautifully hand-crafted in European beech by British bow-maker Chris Boyton, the Buck Saw comes tastefully embossed with the RM 'snowshoe' and Boyton Archery logos, and is fitted with a high quality Bahco Raker Tooth Blade. It can be seen in use in the DVD extras of Ray Mears Wild Food.

The Woodlore Buck Saw comes complete with its own carry case, produced in-house by Woodlore's own resident leather worker. Made from an extremely sturdy, waterproof brown canvas with leather reinforcements, the Buck Saw Case is also fitted with tough brown 550 Nylon Para Cord, allowing you to wear the case across your back, leaving your hands free to carry all your firewood! On the front of the case is an additional sleeve to house your axe, allowing you to keep both tools close to hand and never left behind. This sleeve will fit the Gransfors Small Forest Axe as well as the Ray Mears Wilderness Axe, as well as other similarly-sized models.


  • Made exclusively for Woodlore in Great Britain
  • Material: European beech
  • Fitted with a Bahco 23-24 Raker Tooth Hard Point Bowsaw 24" Blade
  • Supplied in its own canvas and leather carry case
  • Sleeve in carry case to accommodate an axe
  • Weight: 900 g (including canvas case)
  • Assembled size: 64 x 30 cm
  • Packed size: 64 x 11 cm


  Delivery in 1-2 days (within UK)
  Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed on weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

  A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods.

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Product Reviews

There are 15 reviews of the Woodlore Folding Buck Saw

  1 of 15

  I just received this folding bucksaw and carrier last week. I took it out over the weekend to try it out while doing a 3 day camping trip. I could not be more impressed by the performance and quality of this product. The carrier is very well constructed of quality materials and fits my GB Small Forest Axe perfectly. The saw itself is very well constructed. The pieces of the saw fit very snugly together, a mark of quality. The saw blade came sharp and dispatched large and small pieces of rounds quickly; whether wet or dry. If you're wondering whether or not it is worth the money, stop. It is worth every penny.  

  Tom Boyd
2nd June, 2014

  2 of 15

  Amazed at the quality of all the components. Bucksaw/ wilderness axe combo together with a suede tool-roll filled with necessary maintenance kit and tools makes for a perfect system.  

14th April, 2014

  3 of 15

  I had been eying this up for a while and decided it was time to add this to my arsenal of bushcraft tools. It is a beautiful tool and will last for years and years; it is the perfect companion to a small forest axe and makes short work of even large branches and logs when deep in the forest. A little care needs to be taken in removing the saw from the case and some of the wooden fittings needed a little smoothing but I will be proud to pass this down to my children in the future.  

  Michael Yama
16th March, 2014

  4 of 15

  Absolutely superb piece of kit. Beautifully made buck saw and the pouch is superbly crafted by Becky, have just bought the RM axe. In my opinion this item is worth plenty more for the craftmanship that you receive. Thankyou all.  

  Craig Allen Rayner
24th January, 2014

  5 of 15

  Very happy with this saw. Cuts with ease, including large diameter logs. Well crafted. Plan on passing it on to my son in 20 years or so!  

  Eric Hodgkin
18th July, 2013

  6 of 15

  The one thing I was unsure about with this type of saw is how well does it actually cut? Well now I can tell people myself that I know the saw cuts like a dream!  

  Jeff Augusta
22nd April, 2013

  7 of 15

  Excellently made, simple and very effective piece of kit. Complements my Small Forest Axe Perfectly. Looking forward to many years use.  

  Neil Jackson
1st April, 2013

  8 of 15

  Expensive, but worth it. A beautiful bushcraft tool that will last forever if cared for and not abused. Functional and essential. Compact design.  

  J Ratcliffe
28th February, 2013

  9 of 15

  I know some have said it is pricey, but the construction is excellent, the assembly and fit is very simple and it cuts amazingly, even very large logs. The carry bag fits my wilderness axe very well too. All in all, very delighted with the purchase.  

  Paul Cronin
10th November, 2012

  10 of 15

  Quality! Bit pricey but got it as a treat for myself, both for family camping and for when I'm out on my own. The saw is surprisingly light, rigid and strong; it feels more solid than my old standard mettle one and simply feels really good in your hand as all quality tools do. Great bit of kit that was worth the expense, even down to the canvas and leather bag it comes in. I'm very happy with this and look forward to sorting all the logs out this winter…and I hate work! That’s how good it is. It will undoubtedly out-live me, one for the kids to inherit. Many thanks.  

  Stuart Green
10th October, 2012

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