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Ray Mears Folding Buck Saw
Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Folding Buck Saw

Brand: Ray Mears Bushcraft
Weight: 904 g         24 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.


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  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.

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.

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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Product Reviews

Ray Mears Folding Buck Saw is rated 5/5 based on 24 customer reviews.

  1 of 24

  I paired this with the Scandinavian Forest Axe and the two complement each other well. I have used the saw for clearing fallen trees and for preparing fire wood for camp fires while I am working in my woods. The saw performs very well on green wood as well as dry. I now take the saw with me whenever I go for a walk. The saw and the bag are well made and care has been taken in their aesthetic value and function. I have been impressed by the performance and portability of this saw and would recommend it for ease of use and effectiveness.  

  Steve Macallister

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 24

  Much better than the Aluminum Boreal 21 Saw, that one flexed way too much. Nice to finally have the companion for my axe. Nice and neat in the extremely well-made and thought-out canvas bag, although if there was a pocket or place to put the axe sharpening stone, keeping every thing in one spot, that would be the icing on the cake.  

  David Crute

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 24

  Very high quality. Very pleased with this purchase. Thanks Woodlore.  


Rated: 5/5

  4 of 24

  A brilliant partner to my Wilderness Axe. Beautiful to use and a joy to watch in the firelight it helped to provide. Great service from Woodlore as usual.  

  Andrew M Ellison

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 24

  Nice tool, does its job. Folds away easily, portable. It expands your range of possibilities out in the wild.  

  Ian Gibbon

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 24

  I received my Buck Saw promptly & very well packaged. I found the instructions for assembly & use comprehensive & precise, so I soon had the saw ready for use. I was impressed during my initial trial of the saw by its light weight, length of cutting stroke & finally by its overall quality. For me, an entirely successfull purchase & therefore my thanks go to Woodlore.  


Rated: 5/5

  7 of 24

  Really like the saw. Very nicely put together and good quality/attention to detail. Two things might need modifying: the carrying cord is not really up to it, too thin, and the strap could be better. Good if there was some way of wrapping the blade in to the frame when folding it together, to stop it all just falling out when you take the saw in/out of the carrying case. I think I will fix a leather strap with velcro or similar to hold it in place.  


Rated: 4/5

  8 of 24

  Well built, great to use. In a nutshell, fantastic. Accompanied with an axe what else do you need? Great tool.  

  Moray Meade

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 24

  Excellent saw and well constructed, no doubt will last quite a few years. The case is also well constructed, I agree with other users, the para cord strap is uncomfortable, I ordered a simple canvas adjustable rifle sling off ebay for a couple of quid, took seconds to attach but made such a difference in comfort and the overall appearance.  

  Rupert Compton

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 24

  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

Rated: 5/5

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