Woodlore Folding Buck Saw

Our Price: £140.00 (inc VAT)


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The Woodlore Folding Buck Saw, pictured with its carry case and the Ray Mears Wilderness Axe (not included) (Click for full size)

The Woodlore Folding Buck Saw stored in its leather and canvas case, which can also house the Gransfors Ray Mears Wilderness Axe (Click for full size)
The Leather and Canvas Carry Case in use (Click for full size)

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

15 Reviews of: Woodlore Folding Buck Saw
Average Customer Rating:

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.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Tom Boyd on 2nd June, 2014
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.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Richard on 14th April, 2014
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.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Michael Yama on 16th March, 2014
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.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Craig Allen Rayner on 24th January, 2014
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!
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Eric Hodgkin on 18th July, 2013
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!
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Jeff Augusta on 22nd April, 2013
Excellently made, simple and very effective piece of kit. Complements my Small Forest Axe Perfectly. Looking forward to many years use.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Neil Jackson on 1st April, 2013
Expensive, but worth it. A beautiful bushcraft tool that will last forever if cared for and not abused. Functional and essential. Compact design.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer J Ratcliffe on 28th February, 2013
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.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Dr Paul Cronin on 10th November, 2012
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.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Stuart Green on 10th October, 2012
A brilliant bit of kit that's been hand-crafted and will last a lifetime. Wouldn't be without it now :-)
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Martin Carroll on 19th August, 2012
A real classic. Beautifully made with the very best of materials.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Gearoid O'Daly on 3rd December, 2011
My compliments on an excellent saw. This is not only a superb cutting implement but a work of art that I will undoubtedly pass along to my son one day. The assembly is easy, rapid and yields a saw more than capable of accomplishing any task I can dream of in the bush. My regards to the craftsman and to your excellent staff.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Terence Dalton on 20th October, 2011
This is truly an amazing piece of equipment, well made from start to finish. The buck saw itself is a valuable piece of equipment, either for using on large carving projects or for just collecting fire wood. And with the addition of the housing on the case for the forest axe, this means that two of the most important pieces of equipment are together at hand whenever they are needed.
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer Wayne Sowter on 25th July, 2011
Dear Woodlore Team, this is without question a classic. design and quality is second to none, and so practical in the field. I have tested a number of folding saws and this one is as good as it gets. Regards John Whitmarsh
Woodlore Folding Buck Saw reviewed by customer John Whitmarsh on 25th January, 2010
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