"The more you know, the less you carry" - Mors Kochanski.

November 11, 2007

Hand Made Bucksaw

I have always wanted to try making my own Bucksaw. I have read articles on them and seen one that someone else made but it's not the same as making your own.

This is the one I built at the Bushcraft and Wilderness Survival course with Mors Kochanski at Jack Mountain Bushcraft school. It was one of the projects that the students worked on.

It may not look like much but it works like a dream! After borrowing a friends folding saw on one of my last trips, I really got excited about the idea of taking a saw along. It makes short work of those larger pieces of dead-fall that you can use for your fire or shelter.

This is the one I made.... OK.... Mors helped a bit.

The next thing I am going to work on for this is setting up a leather belt so I can just lay the blade inside it and wear it whenever I am out. Mors mentioned this but I think I read it somewhere else before that.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Nice work Decado! Wish I'd been able to stay on for those additional 2 days. I expect to see a fire made from a dead-standing tree felled with your saw.



  2. Thanks! Cuts beautifully! Plan on giving it a heavy workout in a couple weeks.