///BOREAL21 Folding Bow Saw, by Agawa Canyon

BOREAL21 Folding Bow Saw, by Agawa Canyon


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Let’s Start with PERFORMANCE

The BOREAL21™ is a revolutionary 21 in / 53.3 cm folding bow saw that effortlessly unfolds in seconds for easy, high performance cuts.  At 21inches, the blade’s length is optimally sized for powerful sawing strokes, and yet short enough for packability.  And the 3 hinged trapezium-shaped frame allows large diameter cuts.  The blade safely fold into the frame when not in use, protecting you and your gear.


  • Opens in seconds with one smooth motion – because it’s one connected assembly – so there’s no fumbling with loose parts
  • Blade tensioning is automatic, reproducible and set to provide optimal sawing performance every time
  • Saw blade safety is designed in. No need to touch the saw blade during opening and closing of the BOREAL21. Saw teeth are completely concealed protecting you and your gear.
  • High clearance geometry – cut up to 6″ logs straight through
  • Simple and fast blade replacement – no special tools
  • Grip handle angle is designed to optimize: stroke power vs saw balance
  • Grip handle is ergonomically designed for maximum comfort
  • Grip handle material made of durable and weather resistant nylon
  • Framing made of high strength extruded and anodized aluminum (no twisting) with all stainless steel hardware
  • Light weight – just over 1 pound (500g)
  • High quality leather or duck canvas carrying/storage sheaths

What about my particular need? – CONFIGURE IT!

When you order a BOREAL21 bow saw you get to configure it according to your need.  Saw frames come in a satin black or clear anodized finish with a choice of either a forest green or goldfinch yellow handle.
The saw comes with the included all-purpose blade, but you can customize it for your intended purpose. To customize your saw, choose one or more blades from the following selection (for advice, check our Blade Guide section).
  • 21″ All-Purpose Blade
  • 21″ Aggressive “Sidney Rancer” 2
  • 21″ Dry, Seasoned Wood Blade
  • 21″ Hunters Blade

Blade Guide

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All Purpose / Green Wood

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This medium toothed blade has a double pointed raker between sets of cutting teeth, which clears the cutting notch of wood chips and fiber. This popular style cuts green wood but is right at home cutting dry hard and soft woods. Rust protective coating and hardened points make this versatile blade perfect for most uses.

Aggressive  Sidney Rancher II

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The Sidney Rancher II is custom designed and  favoured  by those seeking an extremely aggressive and long lasting blade.  Long sharp edges in a unique pattern of large teeth provide aggressive cutting.   This heavy gauge blade will plow through
wood.  Locally made by craftsmen the Sidney Rancher II features hardened points and push/ pull cutting

Hunters Blade

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The Hunter’s Blade is ideal for cutting through bone or meats.  The serrated high quality stainless steel blade stands up to the elements and is easy to clean.  This blade is the perfect choice for field dressing of game.

Dry Seasoned Wood Blade

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A medium toothed blade providing a smooth and effective cut. The wider gullet, between sets of teeth, removes wood particles from the notch area when cutting dry seasoned wood. The blades are coated with a rust inhibitor and points are hard tempered for longevity.

How To


1. Fold out handle arm from the top all the way around until it rests on the bottom of the top long bar.
2. Pull the pivot arm from inside the top bar and swing all the way around the end of the top bar.
3. The short arm on the end will pivot as you swing the blade around.
4. Rotate the pivot arm away from the blade and rest the small “notch” to the bottom edge of the handle arm.
5. Rotate the pivot arm around the handle until it “snap” closes into place providing automatic tensioning.
6. Reverse instructions to close


1. Use any sturdy flat edge to remove c-clip

2. Slide the grooved pin out and remove the blade

3. Place new blade inside the frame and slide the grooved pin back through the outside hole

4. Use flat edge to snap the c-clip back over the grooved pin

5. Follow same instructions for the other end of the blade


Use & Safety

Safe handling of the BOREAL21 is a designed in feature.  In the closed position, blade points are concealed within the deep chanel of the saw, making packing and handling easy.  Also, the one-piece design allows for folding, unfolding and tensioning of the BOREAL21 while holding the saw handle and plastic pivot arm  –  no need to contact the blade.  Nevertheless, when the BOREAL21 is open, the exposed blade points are extremely sharp and the saw must be handled with care.  Wear gloves to protect your hands.  Also, always wear safety goggles and suitable clothing when using the BOREAL21.

Additional information


Black Annodized Frame/Forest Green Handle, Black Annodized Frame/Goldfinch Yellow Handle, Clear Annodized Frame/Forest Green Handle, Clear Annodized Frame/Goldfinch Yellow Handle

Choose Blade Type

21" Aggressive Blade, 21" All-Purpose Blade, 21" Dry Blade, 21" Hunter's Blade