Cuts very fast!
This saw exceeded my expectations!
The saw is extremely sharp and doesn't require too much effort to use. You can easily cut wrist size branches very fast and that makes firewood duty an easy and almost enjoyable task:)
It’s got a high quality fit and finish. The locking mechanism does its job very well, the 2 positions the blade locks into give you some options in terms of comfort, and the handle is firm with a sure grip. Even if it is wet, and/or you're not wearing gloves, you won't worry about losing the grip of the saw.
This saw is perfect for backpacking or camping both in size and weight.
Tip! Remember that this saw cuts on the PULL stroke. Takes a few turns to get used to if you are coming from western push saws, but once you get the hang of it the cutting is very efficient!
The Gomboy exceeds every expectation
The nature of my work means that I depend upon a minimal kit of just four tools so each must be highly portable, utterly reliable and capable of performing well in any environment; the Silky Gomboy excels in every respect. The Gomboy’s intelligent and ergonomic design, allied with its reassuringly solid build quality, speed and finish in cutting make it the perfect saw for my work. The Gomboy exceeds every expectation and sets a new, much higher standard of quality when it comes to folding saws.
I received this saw about year and half to 2 years ago and at the time I was using other saws and thought I'd try it out amd let's say I have converted to the silky family they are the best saws to ever exist! I compared this saw at first to a saw called the bacho laplander and it out preformed it by far these saws just glide through wood. In fact they are so good my father uses a cheap saw and a chainsaw to look after his Orchard and he's had enough of sharpening chain teeth etc so much he got quite jealous when I brought this saw around for him to try and I had the 240 version and they made such light work of everything he had to get one so yes they converted him too! If you read up on these saws too there's quite alot of thought gone into them and it honestly shows I cannot recommend anymore!
Best "bang for the buck"
I've been using this saw for almost two years now, and I gotta say that I´m impressed what this seemingly little folding saw is capable of. First of all, it´s compact and lightweight so you barely notice it in your backpack, even on longer hikes. Second, it´s rubber grip is very ergonomic, it sticks in your hand like a glue. No reason to fear that you somehow slip your hand on to the blade while working with it, not even if your hands are soaking wet. Third part is the locking mechanism of the blade, there´s two locking positions for the blade, so there´s few options how you can use it. Depending on the task at hand, you can either use it like regular curved saw, or you can "straighten" the blade out if you need to work with precision. Very handy if you need to cut some notches or precise seams on wood. And last but not least, the blade itself. This thing cuts like a razor, no question about that. I´ve had my fair share of folding saws, brands such as Fiskars, Gerber, Bachco etc, but Silky is the one I consider to be the best there is on the market for the price. It goes through frozen birch limbs, dried pine branches and greenwood easily, even with the medium toothed blade. And since the blade is designed to cut when pulling the blade, it makes the saw safe and precise thing to use. Only downside is that the blade is quite thin, but it´s really not a problem when you learn how to handle it carefully enough. Two thumbs up and four and half stars for this, must have for any outdoor enthusiast!