POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.

Retunr of the Spydersaw? As a singkle bladed folder or part of a double bladed one?

- Yes I´d like to see a return of the original Spydersaw
4
9%
- Yes I´d like to see a return of the Spydersaw but "upgraded" in whatever parameters (steel...)
16
34%
- Yes I´d like to see a double bladed folder featuring a saw
8
17%
- No I am not interested in a Spyderco saw-folder in any configuration
19
40%
 
Total votes: 47

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Re: POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

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Re: POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:20 am

N. Brian Huegel wrote:
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Silky Saws are the BEST!

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You may very well be right generally... but not in situatuons where lowest weight and packsize / packbulk are the main concerns... see my previous post viewtopic.php?f=2&t=87504#p1449326
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Re: POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

Postby bearrowland » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:33 pm

My thing as an older hiker is weight. I think the saw would provide some great cutting power at a low weight. Hey, if it's a Spyderco, it's gotta cut!
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Re: POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

Postby Takuan » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:55 pm

Following Warstein’s comment, I think there might be an interest among the members of the lightweight backpacking community in a functional, lightweight folding saw. When you’re trying to get your base pack weight down under 20 lbs, every ounce counts. A Bahco or Silky saw is a great tool, but it’s longer, thicker, and heavier than a SpyderSaw. I know a lot of lightweight backpackers who swear by the Native 5, so perhaps there’s a market there.
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Re: POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

Postby vivi » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:59 pm

A long while ago there was a Benchmade folder....can't recall the name.

It was a general purpose locking knife like an Axis lock Endura, but on the back of the spine there was a second slipjoint blade.

I could imagine something like that working better for a potential Spydersaw Dyad than the traditional Dyad side by side layout.
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Re: POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

Postby Diamondback » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:48 am

I have one of the originals and they are handy and were reasonably priced. But today I'm not so sure ....I can buy a Silky Saw Pocket boy 130 for about $35. A current production Spydersaw would be in the $150 range, most likely. And by the way, if push-comes-to-shove It's the Bahco Laplander that I make room for in my pack. It out cuts the Spydersaw by a huge margin.

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Re: POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

Postby Menipo » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:00 am

vivi wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:59 pm
A long while ago there was a Benchmade folder....can't recall the name.

It was a general purpose locking knife like an Axis lock Endura, but on the back of the spine there was a second slipjoint blade.

I could imagine something like that working better for a potential Spydersaw Dyad than the traditional Dyad side by side layout.
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Re: POLL: Return of the SpyderSaw? Single bladed or as part of a Dyad?

Postby Cambertree » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:24 am

The Silky saws are the gold standard of folding saws, as others have said.

If Spyderco made a folding saw, it would have to be better than the Gomboy and Pocketboy series for me to be interested.

If I had to really save weight on a trip to the bush, I’d take my Silky 240 Gomboy and a fixed blade and leave my axe behind. And I love my axes.

The different teeth sizes and replaceable blades would make them hard to beat with a folding saw with a non replaceable blade.

Having said that, I do find the saw on my SAK Soldier, Hiker and Huntsman quite useful. But if I need to do real work with a folding saw, it’s always a Silky.

My brother in law is an arborist and horticulturalist and he tells me that the Silky hand saws and pole saws are pretty much all the professionals use as well.


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