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Could be handy on certain types of trips (local weekenders, semi-car camping).  But I can't see any reason for the larger one - 15" seems like plenty (OOC), although the net stroke may only be about 8" given the angles at the ends and the diameter of the wood (OOC).

Anyone disagree?  If so, why?
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I bought one back in the early 70's and carried it on a few trips, but I wouldn't consider carrying one now.
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I made my own version before I realised that it already existed.
The blade of mine is 8", works OK on the type of fallen gum tree limbs we find in winter.
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but it would be a lot easier just to buy one.
BTW, have a look at the Baho Laplander too
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I have the 15 inch sven saw. I would say it is plenty big enough for backpacking. I've had no problem cutting logs 5 to 6 inches in diameter with it which for my is plenty big enough for any fire I might make backpacking.  I would kind of like hte 21 inch one for car camping.
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I should have thought of something like the Baho.  I have a larger one I use for pruning around here.  If the blade is stiff and sharp it works great - I've seen some that were way too flimsy.  Smaller, lighter, easier to use.

I won't use it, or even take it, very often, but it can be useful depending on the trip.  Plus I could use it around here.

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I've used both, the 15" is large enough.

Like others above, mine rarely comes along on a trip. If I know I'm going someplace that is well trafficked and the sites have been picked clean I may bring it along.

These days I'd probably just go without a fire instead.


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The Baho blade is stiffer than most.
I like the size/weight ease of use combination.
I have only played with one but might get one for next winter.
They also have the same saw under a different name but the blade is not coated.
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I use my Sven saw for smaller jobs around the yard when I don't feel like getting out the chainsaw and I take it on most backpacking trips.  It's a great tool.

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I use my Sven saw for smaller jobs around the yard when I don't feel like getting out the chainsaw and I take it on most backpacking trips. áIt's a great tool.

Exactly.  And a bow saw can be too big, not to mention having a rather flexible blade.
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I've owned a Sven Saw for about 30 years.  It's a great tool.  I also use mine around the yard from time to time.  I sometimes carry mine on winter backpacking trips.
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My wife got me one for Christmas 3 years ago.  LOVE it.
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