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The Best Folding Saw for Camping, Canoeing, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, and Home!

Compact, sturdy, and easy to assemble even with gloves on!
Fast Bucksaw


  • HAND-CRAFTED in Minnesota since 1980

  • Rigid construction​

  • Cuts large logs

  • Fast cutting with full length stroke

  • Folds to a compact 21 inch length

  • No loose parts

  • Blade stores safely

  • Won't pinch fingers

  • Lifetime Guarantee*

*​Guarantee does not cover blade or shock cord, both of which are available from your local camping and hardware stores.


Why Fast Bucksaw?


"The Fast Bucksaw is hands down the best folding camp saw ever. End of discussion. The design, quality of production, portability, and just plain beauty and feel of wood is unsurpassed. As for durability, I have used my saw on guided canoe trips for over 30 years and never had a failure. Some of those trips in the early days were with teenagers and you know how hard they are on equipment. In my experience I've found that aluminum saws tend to vibrate and loosen up with lots of use and abuse, whereas the Fast Bucksaw has endured the test of time. Many people, including me, call it a work of art."

Cliff Jacobson, author of numerous books on canoeing and camping

"The Fast Bucksaw is the most beautifully crafted folding saw I've seen. All the edges are rounded; the crossbar has pegs in it that help hold the saw firmly together when folded; the tension bar has L-shaped clips on it that protect the wood when the saw is in use and lock the tension bar to the crossbar when the saw is folded. All this loving attention to detail ..."

Country Journal Article "Camp Saws" by Robert Kimber, November '88



The Fast Bucksaw was designed by Paul Swanstrom, in cooperation with Cliff Jacobson, noted outdoor writer. They were dissatisfied with the metal-framed folding camp saws on the market: they were too flimsy; they didn't pack well; and they wouldn't cut big logs.

The Fast Bucksaw gives canoeist, backpackers and family campers a truly collapsible saw with full stroke cutting efficiency and minimum bulk.  It collapses to a discreet 2 inches by 21 inches with the blade folded safely inside the handles.  This handcrafted saw feels like a one-piece unit.  Assembly and take down are fast and easy with the attached wing nuts and shock cord.  The Fast Bucksaw is made of hard maple and has a hand-rubbed oil finish.  The aluminum hardware assures an honest weight of just under 16 oz.


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