First of Three Parts I HAD NEVER HAVE owned a folding saw except, perhaps, a very small one which is hinged along with other micro function tools in my Victorinox Trailmaster. I used it many times in my bushcraft camps and on dayhikes. It had cut through dry and green wood as thick as 3.5 inches, as well as on tough bamboos. It had accomplished its work quite well in a tropical environment and it gave me total satisfaction to own such dependable piece of equipment. VICTORINOX TRAILMASTER Country of Origin: Switzerland Length: 88 mm Width: 5.5 mm to 11 mm Thickness: 1.3 mm (est.) Handle Length: 110 mm Weight: 128 grams Lock: None Handle Material: Plastic However, my folding saw looks so puny when ranged against larger wood like thicker poles and tree trunks although it is the best of its kind when you talk about multi-tool sets. What could a slender saw that is 11 mm at its widest and 88 mm in length do on thicker wood even if it has a skillful owner? The answer to that, my friend, is you get a bigger one. For this occasion, I would use my Victorinox Trailmaster for size comparison and as a benchmark only for the cutting jobs that may be undertaken by some of the bigger pocket saws available in the market. Not all are folding saws but, just the same, these are lighter and portable than conventional ones and all can cut wood or flesh if you are careless. THE PROTAGONISTS: GREENFIELD Country of Origin: China Length: 185 mm Width: 16 mm to 53 mm Thickness: 1 mm (est.) Handle Length: 235 mm Weight: 205 grams (est.) Lock: Lever-type Handle Material: Plastic and rubber CRESTON PSW-508 Country of Origin: USA Manufactured: China Length: 205 mm Width: 16 mm to 36 mm Thickness: 1 mm (est.) Handle Length: 227 mm Weight: 195 grams (est.) Lock: Spring-loaded thumb press Handle Material: Plastic STANLEY ACCUSCAPE PRO Country of Origin: USA Manufactured: China Length: 186 mm Width: 12 mm to 34 mm Thickness: 0.9 mm (est.) Handle Length: 232 mm Weight: 178 grams (est.) Lock: Spring-loaded thumb press Handle Material: Plastic and rubber OPINEL NO. 12 Country of Origin: France Length: 124 mm Width: 14 mm to 25 mm Thickness: 1 mm (est.) Handle Length: 155 mm Weight: 100 grams (est.) Lock: Rotating metal sleeve Handle Material: Beech wood GERBER SLIDING CAMP SAW Country of Origin: USA Manufactured: China Length: 155 mm Width: 17 mm to 27 mm Thickness: 1 mm (est.) Handle Length: 220 mm Weight: 100 grams (est.) Lock: Thumb screw Handle Material: Plastic BAHCO LAPLANDER Country of Origin: Sweden Length: 185 mm Width: 11 mm to 35 mm Thickness: 0.9 mm (est.) Handle Length: 230 mm Weight: 180 grams (est.) Lock: Side button press Handle Material: Hard rubber SVEN SAW 15UL-3 Country of Origin: USA Length: 326 mm Width: 20 mm Thickness: 0.8 mm (est.) Handle Length: 333 mm Weight: 245 grams (est.) Lock: Wing nut Handle Material: Anodized aluminum UNIVERSAL SURVIVAL TOOLS SABERCUT Country of Origin: USA Manufactured: China Length: 640 mm Width: 4 mm Thickness: 1.4 mm (est.) Handle Length: Unavailable Weight: 98 grams Lock: None Handle Material: Nylon webbing NOTE: Measurements in length, width and thickness were taken with a standard Orion transparent plastic ruler. Thickness are deemed as estimates only since only a Vernier caliper could accomplish such accurate measurements. Weight measurements were done with a small made-in-China spring-loaded gravity weighing scale and are also deemed as estimates only except where it is not indicated. All the pocket saws, except the Victorinox Trailmaster, were provided by Derek's Classic Blade Exchange.