the Product Review Staff
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The lightest Sven saws still weight in the neighborhood of a pound or more, and those cheesy ultralight wire saws will keep your campmates freezing in front of a firestarter while they wait for you to saw through one six-inch log.
Backpacker's who enjoy the comforts of cut-wood fires can now have a little power in a 3.4 oz package: The Gerber Sports Saw has a retractable 6 3/8-inch blade, a comfortable plastic handle, and is very sharp to boot (and, retains its edge well). It packs to a size of about 0.75" x 1.5" x 8.0".
We've used the saw for three years on April and May hiking trips in the spring where wet wood is difficult to break with our tennies or knees, and recommend it for its good performance:weight ratio for you me-need-fire hikers.
"Gerber Sports Saw," by the Product Review Staff. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00119.html, 2003-07-10 03:00:00-06.