Silky KatanaBoy Professional Series Folding Saw

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Amazon Price: $164.84 $164.84 (as of May 25, 2018 5:19 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

The Silky KatanaBoy is a two-handed, professional, heavy-duty folding saw with a 19-4/5 inch blade. Can easily compete with a chainsaw. Compared with the Katana, the legendary Japanese samurai sword, it is the largest folding saw on the market today. The long, well-balanced, taper-ground blade with an impulse-hardened, non-set tooth design provides extended working reach, faster cutting and handles large limbs and trunks with no effort. The non-slip, two-handed, rubberized cushioned handle provides a sure and comfortable grip even in the most difficult operating conditions. Silky KatanaBoy Professional Series Folding Saw is suitable for serious tasks like cutting large timber and tree trunks. Exceptional design, strength, balance and superior finish quality. Comes with a sturdy nylon shoulder bay with Velcro fastening and a pocket for replacement blades.

Make quick work of serious cutting tasks with the Silky KatanaBoy 500mm Folding Hand Saw. Its well-balanced, impulse-hardened blade sports a non set tooth design that cuts through limbs and trunks with little effort. Non Slip, two-handed rubberized handle provides a sure and comfortable grip. Ideal for clearing trails, cutting timber, pruning and more. Includes nylon carrying case. Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty. Imported.

The non-slip, two-handed, rubberized cushioned handle provides a sure and comfortable grip even in the most difficult operating conditions. Suitable for serious tasks like cutting large timber and tree trunks. Exceptional design, strength, balance and superior finish quality. Comes with a sturdy nylon shoulder bay with Velcro fastening and a pocket for replacement blades. Made in Japan.

Silky KatanaBoy Professional Series Folding Saw Technical Features:

19 4/5″ (500 mm) blade length
46 3/8″ (1,185 mm) overall length
26″ (665 mm) folded length
4 teeth per inch (5 teeth per 30 mm) teeth configuration
2 pound (920 grams) weight
Comes with black carrying case made of strong synthetic fiber
Security screw protects against accidental opening or closing of the blade
Product applications include pruning & trimming, lawn & garden, construction
Limited lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship

Customer Reviews

A different way to cut trees

71 people found this helpful.
 on June 13, 2014
By Daniel P. Schwee
My wonderful Homelite 1978 chain saw finally failed, but instead of replacing it, I bought the Katanaboy. It probably takes 5 times the effort to cut than the chain saw, but, considering there is no setup, starting, fueling, oiling, and noise, it’s a pretty clean and quiet way to handle most of my tree cutting chores. If you’re cutting down a large tree, or many many smaller ones, then a chain saw is better, but if you have the occasional 10 inch limb to saw up, then the Katanaboy is ready to go to work without any carb adjustments!

Very useful niche item with significant drawbacks

10 people found this helpful.
 on November 20, 2017
By John Thomas
I own a business that does wilderness trail construction and maintenance, and it’s ended up being a very useful niche item for maintenance. When we’re doing maintenance we carry a handful of cutting tools. A smaller gyokucho pull saw similar to this, a bowsaw, a pulaski, and a crosscut saw. Routinely before we got this, we’d have blowdown sizes that are too big for the gyokucho and bowsaw, but small enough the crosscut turns into a pain in the ass. It’s expensive and I don’t much like the folding action design (especially since you’re closing the blade onto your fingers), but the blade is very durable. It’s awkward to use on stuff under 6″ in diameter and it’s heavier than our smaller pull saw, but if you’re doing trail clearing or cutting wood >6″ but <16" it's a solid and useful purchase.

Oh my Lord !!!!!!! By the power if Greyskull !!!!!!!!!!!

10 people found this helpful.
 on April 6, 2017
By Bobby
This thing is huge (very light for it’s size, though)…..it’s beautiful…(cue tear)

Very happy, a little traumatized, but happy.

8 people found this helpful.
 on October 17, 2017
By Justin S.
Warning: this saw cuts through faster than youll ever expect. Every review about sharpness is 100% fact. I was cutting down a patch of buckthorn and just not paying attention to where my right hand was and like i mentioned, the blade zipped through before i could react and bit right into my index finger, instantly exposing more of my internal workings than i ever want to see again. Holy bloody mess.

Awesome big tool

4 people found this helpful.
 on February 1, 2017
By PONDI
Awesome big tool, believe me. We put it to the test on a mango and avocado trees pruning and it tackled branches up to 7″ with ease. Even the muscle work out was fun because of the immediate gratification we got due to the fast and “clean” cut it produced. Another important fact is that there is no noise, danger of balancing with a chain saw in your hands, chain oil mess and repeated fuel refills. I owned several Silky products, they are a bit pricey but worth every penny and save you money and time in the long run. Great tool.

Better than a chain saw!

2 people found this helpful.
 on March 30, 2017
By WinterArcher
Better than a chain saw, cool as hell and a clean cut.

Truly a chainsaw alternative

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 18, 2017
By Tiamat
Well I decided on 500 instead of the 650 because of weight and honestly cost. 99.00 shipped was too good to pass up.

Chainsaw on a stick

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 27, 2017
By Amazon Customer
I purchased this saw after a massive storm hit our area and left hundreds of trees down on our hiking trails. Much of the mess was in wilderness, where chainsaws are not allowed. This saw filled the gap between Crosscut saw and pruning or bushcraft saw. It cut through limbs up to 6″, including oak, with amazing ease and speed. One of my sawyers said, “That’s a chainsaw on a stick!” It handles beautifully, being very nicely balanced and wicked sharp. It can be a dangerous tool if used carelessly, but properly used it is quite safe. I let 4 or 5 other crew members use the saw, and I think there will be at least 3 of them placing an order. This is truly an awesome saw. The case can even carry a spare blade, so if you are out in the wilderness, a field replacement is no problem. Bonus – you can pretend you are a ninja!

A Green and Fun Chainsaw Alternative

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 3, 2016
By SCW
This purchase was part of my quest to find durable and environmentally-friendly alternatives to common power tools. In the case of the Katanaboy, I was looking for a hand-powered substitute for a chainsaw. After about 18 months of owning and using this tool, I can honestly say…..it does not replace a chainsaw! If you want a tool that turns trees into firewood quickly and with little effort, buy a chainsaw. If you are like me and want to get a bit of exercise while doing chores, don’t mind spending a little extra time outdoors, and appreciate effective tools, the Katanaboy is a fantastic choice. It is my primary firewood cutter, as I do not own a chainsaw. I cut a cord of old, hard elm in about an hour, with frequent breaks, although the more I use it, the fewer breaks I need. Most of the branches were under 8 inches in diameter, but I cut a couple of sections that were twice that size (it wasn’t easy, but it was fun). I bought a second saw from another vendor for use at work, where part of my job is management of a nature preserve (which includes trail construction and maintenance). In the nature preserve (and at home), I prefer to avoid the noise and pollution of a chainsaw. Trail work volunteers are envious of my “samurai saw” and argue over who gets to use it first.Volunteers almost always bend the blades of my pull-cut saws, but none of them were able to bend the Katanaboy’s blade. In fact, after extensive use, I haven’t even come close.

Amazing saw

12 people found this helpful.
 on May 24, 2013
By Expat
I researched the saw and although it seemed to be exactly what I was looking for I was skeptical until held it in my hands and used it. I am a believer now! This saw lives in the toolbox of my side by side now and it perfect for trial clearing and will easily cut through fairly large sized trees across the trail. It is not a chainsaw replacement but it sure beats hauling a heavy chainsaw and gas around all the time for those unexpected trees across the trail that would otherwise require you to turn around and change your riding plan for the day. I highly recommend this saw. You will find yourself looking for thinks to cut just because it is so easy and brings a smile to your face at the minimal effort/energy required.