Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Equipment Review - The Wyoming Saw

Master Hand Grenade did it.  On the very last day, in the very last hour of hunting season 2012, he bagged his deer!  Saturday, Sir Knight and Master Hand Grenade set out one final time to test their hunting skills.  As the afternoon drew to a close and twilight threatened, a doe came into view, turned broadside, and became sustenance for our family.

Sir Knight and Master Hand Grenade gutted the doe in the field (the coyotes have to eat too, ya know) and brought her home to hang and skin her.   Over the years, we have found that a few good tools go a long way when processing game.  First, of course, is a sighted-in rifle (that goes without saying), a handgun (just in case you have to finish the job), a sharp knife and the ever handy Wyoming saw.

"Fresh" from quartering Master Hand Grenade's deer
Thin but sturdy stainless steel spine

The bone blade
The little Wyoming saw has been one handy tool.  It is very well designed.  The construction is aluminum (the handle) and stainless steel (the spine of the saw) and carbon steel (the blades) - very high quality.  This particular little saw can be used for quartering game, making forts in the back yard, cutting down Christmas trees or any other project you find it suitable for.  It comes with two blades - one for wood and one for meat and bone.  It is very easy to disassemble and clean and stores in one handy little pouch, making it perfect for your pack or bug-out-bag.  The spine of the saw is thin so that it can follow the blade through the cut you are making, enabling you to even quarter an animal as large as an elk without the use of a large meat saw.  We have found absolutely nothing that this saw will not handle in the field.

Disassembled and ready to clean
Clean and ready to store in case
All buttoned up
Wyoming now makes a larger saw - The Wyoming Saw II, but I have found no need for a larger saw as the original has worked flawlessly for us.  If you are in the market for a versatile, compact saw, take a look at the Wyoming.  You can't go wrong.


  1. Their website says there are three versions-I wonder if it will take a standard hacksaw blade? For me, that would make it really useful.

  2. It's not the water, it's solar output-the Maunder Minimum means Baby Maximum.Sunspots, solar flares-that's what does it. It's a popular thing to make diesel ratrods now-which sort of strikes me as odd, since I associate diesels with torque and not speed. Sounds like your neighbors are lucky to have you as an auxiliary uncle..

  3. I have been shopping for a new saw...thanks for the review.


  4. Exactly-there will always be room for the garage inventor. You don't need a zillion dollar lab (though it's nice). One of the coolest "little guys" project I've heard of was the rocket that the Civilian Space Exploration Team built-just a buncha guys that used off the shelf large scale model rocket components to put a object into space(but not orbit-the technical definition of the lower edge of space is 100km./62 miles). It's possible for college groups to boost small payloads into space(again, not into orbit) with off the shelf model rocket parts-kinda pricy for one guy to do though-but there's the edge-of-space balloons anyone can do..
    It was a running joke two jobs ago about sunspots/the Maunder Minimum/Mountain Dew/well water causing babies-there does seem to be clusters of babies in a small area sometimes, though.