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Ray Mears Folding Buck Saw

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Folding Buck Saw


Weight: 904 g         37 reviews
The Ray Mears 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 Becky Brewster. Made from an extremely sturdy, waterproof canvas with leather reinforcements, the Buck Saw Case comes fitted with a shoulder strap of 550 Nylon Para Cord. This strap features a leather shoulder guard for comfort, and allows you to wear the case across your back, leaving your hands free to carry your firewood back to camp. 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. The axe sleeve has been designed specifically to house either the Gransfors Ray Mears Wilderness Axe, or the classic Gransfors Small Forest Axe.

  • 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

  Under UK law, this item can only be sold to persons over 18 years of age. Please note that Woodlore will need to verify your age before your order can be dispatched.


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

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

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

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


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. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. 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

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Ray Mears Folding Buck Saw is rated 5/5 based on 37 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

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  1 of 37

  The Ray Mears Buck Saw is an excellent tool and well constructed. It is super sharp and the pieces fit together securely. As with the Woodlore knife I bought, the English craftsmanship is exceptional.  

  Jonathan Grooms
22nd August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 37

  Excellent saw, very well made and finished off well, it does the job it is intended for.  

11th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 37

  Perfect for a fixed camp or to throw in the 4x4 or canoe.  

  Steven Mullinax
3rd February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 37

  This is obviously a tool that was created with a love and reverence for the work it was designed to do. Its beauty, craftsmanship and ease of handling not only make using it a pleasure but also an experience to savour. Even its carrying case displays the same attention to detail and durability. Combined, they will become a treasured heirloom in this family.  

  John Holliday
13th October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 37

  Excellent saw. Capable of ripping through green and dead material with ease. Scabbard is very well made, although the axe head, if heavier than a light-weight hatchet tends to mean you have to carry the axe head down. The flap, in my view, is not sufficiently robust to trust the safe storage of the axe in this position.  

  Jonathan Rickell
6th August, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  6 of 37

  Speedy delivery time, excellent products as always from Woodlore, Very impressed.  

  Clive Edward George
29th July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 37

  Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship and quality, nice and neat in the extremely well-made and thought-out canvas bag,Love it. If you're wondering whether or not it is worth the money, stop. It is worth every penny.  

  Eskil Hinrichsen
20th July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 37

  Very sharp blade, beautifully made and excellent storage.  

  Chloe Andrews
28th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 37

  On first putting the saw together I was a little worried it would be too flimsy, but it cut through well-seasoned wood like a dream. It is beautifully made and packs down to the size of a travel camera tripod. There is enough room for a small forest axe for company in its canvas sheath. I look forward to taking it out into the woods for a proper work out soon.  

  Will Fulford
2nd December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 37

  Not many words to say: just really awesome!  

  Tim M.
10th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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