Silky saws are manufactured in Ono Japan, home of the finest cutlery steel known to man. Crafting fine wood cutting saws since the early 1900’s, Silky continues to raise the bar for quality, endurance and cutting efficiency that none can match. Leading the industry in both design and innovation, saw users are changing their language in all parts of the world from merely asking for a saw, to asking for a Silky.
Silky saws are distributed in the USA and Central America by Sherrill, Inc
The development of civilization began on the day that humans started to utilize tools.
At times, some tools were used as weapons. However, tools have brought unfathomable value to human beings over the centuries. Saws are one of many tools that have been utilized to vastly improve living conditions in our daily existence. For example, saws have been used as primary tools to maintain and harvest trees, to build houses, make furniture, create musical instruments and perform many other functions too numerous to mention.
Mankind has, over the years, relied on wood as one of the mainstays of his culture. Several hundred years ago, when saws were first invented, mankind took a great stride forward. When man started to cut down trees, he was able to see in his mind’s eye the many things that were possible to create with wood. Despite this, no significant changes were made to the design of saws until quite recently.
The clang of hammering resounded for the first time in the land of Kishi, Japan in 1919. Our founder Mr. Katsuji Miyawaki utilized his artisan spirit to create and produce the “TAMAKITSUNE” the original brand of SILKY. He put his heart, soul and unrelenting spirit into the development and manufacture of superior designed, high quality saws which continues to this day.
In 1970, the invention of the automatic saw setting machine created a significant revolution in the development of saws and SILKY was the first to adopt this process. In 1980, SILKY created and patented a proprietary saw setting process that provided a remarkable improvement in sharpness. The “4-RETSUME” and the “MIRAIME2” saws were created utilizing this advanced technology. In 1983, a unification of the company occurred and the SILKY name was applied to all products.
In 1985, both the “GOMTARO” and the “GOMBOY” were introduced featuring the first rubber clad handle. This design was awarded the coveted Japanese Good-Design prize and created a sensation in the industry. The “GOMBOY” has become the industry standard for folding saws. Since then, many other superior saw designs have been introduced further enhancing SILKY’s long standing reputation for excellence.
All Silky Saws features
Laser-cut, impulse hardened blades for exceptional performance and incredibly long service life. Unique alloy steel engineered and produced exclusively for Silky Saws.
* Creates a harder, longer lasting edge
* Delivers exceptional tensile strength
* Provides an ideal combination of hardness and flexibility
Using a special high frequency heating technique, teeth are heated instantly and hardened. Because of this localized heating process only the teeth of the blade are heated and hardened; the remainder of the blade is unchanged and still retains its normal flexibility. The hardened teeth are harder than an ordinary file and stay sharp about three times longer than non-hardened teeth.
Ergonomically designed handles
Rubber compound elastomer handles either inserted or vulcanized to ABS plastic or steel are comfortable to hold, reduce vibration and offer superior grip when hands are wet or cold and when wearing gloves.
* Greatly reduces fatigue and provides an additional safety factor
* Special “high-tech” compound does not get slippery, even when wet
* Every fixed blade Silky Saw comes with a custom designed scabbard.
* Every folding blade Silky Saw is designed to protect the blade when folded.
* Several folding Silky saws have a convenient carrying case.
The following below icons are used for indication of the technology applied in manufacture of each particular model of the Silky saw.
Non-set Teeth – Blades are made from SK-4 high carbon steel and taper ground i.e. thicker at the tooth edge, thinner at the back of the blade. This taper reduces resistance giving smoother, easier, faster cutting performance.
Mirai-Me Smooth Cutting – The teeth of the future! Blades have precision ground, razor sharp teeth with 4 cutting angles along their length. They leave an especially smooth surface after cutting and are ideal for pruning, greatly reducing the risk of infection. They can rip-cut, cross-cut and slant-cut.
Impulse Hardening – Using a special high frequency heating technique, teeth are heated instantly and hardened. Because of this localized heating process only the teeth of the blade are heated and hardened. The remainder of the blade is unchanged and still retains its normal flexibility. The hardened teeth are harder than an ordinary file and stay sharp about three times longer than non-hardened teeth.
Hard Chrome Plating – Hard chrome plating produces an exceedingly hard, durable surface. The blades are resistant to rust and the effects of resin. They are finely or mirror polished and wipe clean easily.
Rubber Handle – Almost all Silky saws have rubber compound elastomer handles either inserted or vulcanized to ABS plastic or steel are comfortable to hold, reduce vibration and offer superior grip when hands are wet or cold and when wearing gloves.
Four Rows of Teeth – Teeth are set in such a way that there appears to be 4 rows of them. These are rough cutting hand saws for heavier tasks. They can rip-cut, cross-cut and slant-cut.
Sharpenable – Because impulse-hardening is not applied, the blades marked with this symbol can be sharpened with a file.
FPA-ANERKANNT FPA – approved in Germany.
THE GOOD DESIGN AWARD G-Mark – Award by Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization.