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Designed to cut snow blocks, the G3 Bonesaw might be more at home in the zombie apocalypse. A proper backcountry skier should know exactly what he/she is about to ski on, and what better way to analyze the snowpack than with a saw inscribed with a snow-crystal sizing grid? Offset teeth, a long blade, contoured handle, and protective sheath(+50g) make the Bonesaw a real favorite amongst guides and studious skiers. Cutouts built into the rubber-dipped handle and included ski-strap(+25g) help you attach the saw to a ski pole or shovel so you can cut snow or branches in hard-to-reach places. The handle is ergonomic and favors right-handers. Plus, like any good piece of Canadian gear, it comes with a built-in bottle opener.
Please note we haven't verified the claims that it cuts through bone, but it looks evil enough.
||Hardened stainless steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Cutting snow blocks, analyzing snow, cutting tree branches|
|Notes||The handle is curved and comfortable even with gloves on|
|Bottom Line||A snow saw that's ready for apocalypses|
Questions & Reviews
I don’t find the handle particularly comfortable: too wide and not enough of a curve. Likely better if you have large hands. I’d consider a different saw with a more comfortable handle if I was buying one today.
(I've heard TSA kind of frowns on snow saws as carry-on.)
Rigid enough for nicely cutting through crusty layers (that aren't so nice to ski).
Ample width toward the back for doubling as a snow crystal card (complete with grid).
Length is relatively compact for packing away, yet the clever handle (which is reasonably ergonomic enough) doubles as the attachment point for a ski pole as extension, relying on ski straps.
No moving parts to break (unlike some other models potentially).
Photo shows the aftermath of some snowpit stability tests when I unwittingly poked my arm into the lair of a Sasquatch who latched onto me and wouldn't let go.
Fortunately as you can see in the background the G3 Bonesaw was at the ready for my partner to perform an Aron Ralston on me.
And bonus points for my carbon fiber and titanium replacement arm which saves valuable ounces for skimo!
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