Best Folding Bow Saw For Backpack Camping

A good folding bow saw can make your backpack camping life much easier. They are made to cut wood, metal and even bone if you need them to. Most of the time they are faster than your standard bushcraft and backpacking axe. 

How do I choose the right bow saw? The answer is rather simple. They need to be lightweight, portable, and compact. We have compiled a list of some of our favorites to get you started in the right direction below.




Agawa Canyon - BOREAL21 Folding Bow Saw for survival camping
Agawa Canyon – BOREAL21 Folding Bow Saw
 Agawa Canyon – BOREAL21 Folding Bow Saw – Black Frame, Green Handle, All-Purpose Blade
  • One of the most popular folding bow saws among famous buscrafters
  • Take the BOREAL21 folding bow saw wherever you go – camping, backpacking, canoeing, off-trail, hunting, trail clearing or around the home.
  • Opens in seconds – just unfold, snap into position & start sawing
  • Automatic blade tensioning with no loose parts – No need to touch the blade while opening & closing
  • Compact (21”/53”) & Lightweight (17oz/480g)
  • High clearance aluminum frame, glass filled nylon handle, stainless steel hardware





Sven Saw survival and bushcraft folding saw
Sven Saw
 Folding Saw 21 inch Blade
  • Crafted from the highest quality materials
  • Built for performance and durability
  • Folding saw built in the United States
  • Cuts wood like butter
  • 21 inch blade
  • Flexible, durable and sharp blade
  • Can be used around the house whole clearing brush





Gerber Freescape Camp Saw
Gerber Freescape Camp Saw
 Gerber Freescape Camp Saw [31-002820]
  • Folds down flat without removal of parts
  • Accepts standard 12 inch saw blade
  • Rubber overmold grip
  • features an innovative design that allows the saw to fold up flat while remaining completely assembled 
  • It utilizes 4 pivot points to effectively cut larger diameter wood while using the full length of the blade






Agawa Canyon - BOREAL21 Backwoods Kit
Agawa Canyon – BOREAL21 Backwoods Kit
 Agawa Canyon – BOREAL21 Backwoods Kit – (21inch Folding Bow Saw with All-Purpose Blade, Premium Leather Sheath, Extra Aggressive Sidney Rancher Blade)
  •  black annodized aluminum frame, yellow handle, all purpose blade
  • One premium “Crazy Horse” leather sheath with extra blade compartment & leather shoulder strap
  • One extra 21 inch Aggressive “Sidney Rancher” blade
  •  3 hinged trapezium-shaped frame allows large diameter cuts
  • The blade safely folds into the frame when not in use







Coghlan's Folding Saw
Coghlan’s Folding Saw
Coghlan’s Folding Saw
  • 21-inch serrated saw blade; rugged anodized aluminum can hold extra blades
  • Folds down compactly; weighs just 16 ounces
  • Affordable, essential gear for camping, backpacking, backcountry treks, and more
  • makes short work of wood, meat, or metal


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