The Tsurugi Curve range introduces a curved saw with a very narrow blade which is ideal for pruning dense trees and enables the user to get into tight areas such as the fork of a branch. Due to Silky’s renowned design skills there is no compromise to either the strength of the blade or its cutting ability. Tsurugi actually means ‘long sword’ in English.
The Tsurugi Curve Large Teeth can be identified by its red handle and is available in 3 different blade lengths (210mm, 270mm and 330mm.) The tooth configuration is a more aggressive cut at 7.5 teeth per 30mm for a smooth finish when cutting dryer and/or harder wood.
The Tsurugi Curve Medium Teeth can be identified by its bright yellow handle and is available in 3 different blade lengths (210mm, 270mm and 330mm.) The teeth are set at 10 teeth per 30mm for a even smoother finish when cutting dryer and/or harder wood.
There is also a straight version of the saw – Tsurugi.
The saws come with a comfortable handle which is composed of 2 parts and enables a replacement blade to be fitted without tools. The saw comes with a specially designed aluminium holster which can be attached to a belt and there are slots for leg straps. The opening of the holster is equipped with 6 small rollers to reduce damage by the sharp teeth and the grip sits firmly in the holster to prevent it falling out at inconvenient times.
Tsurugi blades cannot be re-sharpened due to the use of electro-impulse hardening in the manufacturing process. The saws are designed to have replaceable blades and all other parts are also available.
Silky Saws are traditional Japanese pruning saws and as such are designed to cut on the pull stroke. The blade will be under tension on the cutting stroke and will not be able to bow.
Let the saw do the work.
Never force the blade on the push stroke as you will be pushing against the direction of the teeth. Carefully take the pressure off the blade in order to release the saw.
Generally you should experience fewer vibrations and use less effort enabling longer work and improved productivity.
The saw should be cleaned of any debris/dirt. Ideally the blade should be cleaned with a solvent being careful to keep it away from the handle – this will help prolong its useful life. Store away from moisture.
Tsurugi blades cannot be re-sharpened due to the use of electro-impulse hardening in the manufacturing process.
WARNING. NEVER CUT DIRECTLY ABOVE YOUR HEAD. Always consider where the falling branches will land on the ground. We strongly recommend the use of protective hard hats and glasses.
WARNING. Silky Saws are extremely sharp so please be careful when using and keep away from children.
MANUFACTURER WARNING. Incorrect use of a Silky Saw may cause injury. Silky, its affiliates, subsidiaries, importers, distributors and dealers are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any fatality, injury, loss, or damage resulting from the use of its products.