Silky Pocketboy - Fine Tooth

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  • Regular price $60.00
  • 9 available


Available in 2 sizes (use the drop down option)

A key piece of my basic gardening kit. These Silky Pocketboys are compact and so convenient, fitting neatly and unobtrusively into pockets, pouches, or holsters.

I carry the 170mm in my Garden Tool Belt year-round so I so can deal with small pruning jobs as I go. Eliminates the run back and forth to the truck or the shed. Or the need to haul around your loppers.

This year we’re trying out a couple of new Pocketboys, including this fine-tooth blade. I spied the blue-handles in use at Great Dixter in the UK a few years ago -  the fine teeth are better for cutting old, hard wood during renovative pruning. The shorter blade (130mm/5") fits even more easily in between crowded, congested branches and is extremely useful when pruning old shrubs.

The fine-tooth blade is also recommended for cutting other hard woods like bamboo and lumber.

Both sizes have a comfortable, easy-to-grip rubbery handle and a 2-position blade-locking system.

Unlike western saws that cut on the push stroke, Japanese saws cut on the pull so there's less chance of the blade jumping, making for a cleaner/finer cut with a lot less effort.

Each Pocketboy has a colour-coded handle associated with the teeth configuration:

Holster tip:  The 170mm models fit neatly into the back sleeve of the Niwaki double holster during winter pruning season. Secateurs in the front and you're all set! 

Product Details

  • 170 has a 6.75" (170mm) blade
  • 130 has a 5" (130mm) blade
  • 17 teeth/inch, 20 teeth/30mm
  • cuts on the pull stroke
  • flip-lock case with belt clip included 
  • replacement blades available
  • rust-resistant, chrome-plated blade resists the effects of tree resin and easily wipes clean
  • made in Japan