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    Everything you could ever want in a snow saw.

    In designing the Bonesaw, G3 got together with guides and avalanche professionals to see which features were useful and which ones were useless. After months of design and testing with skiers who spend 100 days in the backcountry each year, they've got it dialed. The G3 Bonesaw has become one of the most versatile snow saws available. This burly saw has offset teeth that can cut snow, ice, and even wood. It comes with a durable sheath for easy carrying. The best part is that with two included straps, you can attach this saw to just about anything. Strap it onto your ski pole, avie probe, shovel handle, long stick, or anything else that's at hand to increase your reach for cutting test pits and Rutschblocks. For easy snow safety research there are measurements on the blade aid in making consistent cuts for tests and there are three different grids for determining snow crystal size.
    • Item #GGG0037

    Tech Specs

    aircraft-grade stainless steel
    [total] 18 in, [blade] 13.8 in
    Claimed Weight
    5.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year limited

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    Must Have

      Cuts through snow and ice like a hot knife through butter! The two straps enable it to attach to your ski pole or probe in order to get to those hard to reach areas when backcutting your ECT. The blade is one piece so there are no hinges to worry about failing. No worries if you dont have a crystal card since this bad boy has a grid on it to analyze size and type. Plus the bottle opener makes cracking open that limited release micro brew a breeze back at the rig. That is if you can't just do it with your teeth. yeeeaaaaaa

      I saw you first

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Nice to meet you bone cutter. Also nice for this weight and price to potentially do more then cut snow blocks or dig a pit. Though does the latter two screamingly well. Agree the plastic sheath feels crappy to the touch and makes you worry it will be sawed through at some point - need more time to report on that. But the saw itself does as advertised and easily performs for branches, etc if needed. Ice/ snow blocks were precision cut with this and in short order.

      Cuts snow (and not just soft stuff)

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The saw works great and does what it's intended to do…cut snow. I choose to go with the G3 because it seemed torsionally stiffer than anything on offer from Black Diamond or BCA. I figured it’d cut straighter, cleaner, and better through ice or wood (if ever needed). So far it lives up to my expectations. It’s sharp, cuts clean, doesn’t twist on hard snow, has a built in crystal card, comes with two voile style straps to attach to poles, and a post tour bonus: it cuts sweet beer holders into your snow couches.

      Only negatives: the sheath that comes with it is cheap plastic and the bottle opener is sub-par for amateur drinkers... but us pros can use anything.

      Cuts snow (and not just soft stuff)

      Dig, Study.... LIVE

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is my first snow saw and I'm very happy with it. If you're serious about digging pits, you're going to need one at some stage. This one is relatively light and compact and seems tough and strong. It's got a ruler for measuring column widths and mini-grids for snow crystal sizes. Handy too, for the odd bit of wood surgery.

      The handle can probably be ski-strapped to a ski pole for some long range cornice cutting, although I haven't tried this.

      The bonus bottle opener is a nice touch for those post-touring trailhead beverages!

      Dig, Study.... LIVE

      All you need in a saw.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The G3 snow saw has a great crystal card on the blade so you can check you snow grain sizes. It not only cuts through snow, but wood also. It's lightweight and packs well with the sheath that protects your backpack. And it comes with 2 ski straps and is complete with a bottle opener.

      Cuts like a hot knife through...snow.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I have only had a chance to use this saw a handful of time but it has met all my expectations. I had used a shovel to isolate snow columns in the past and this saw is a major upgrade, making accurate stability tests much easier to produce.

      Very nice, well made saw...for righties.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Very nice saw, great feel of the handle, as long as you're right handed. Unfortunately I'm left handed.

      Chop Chop

        I can not claim to be a snow expert, but I was with a gentlemen the other day who is. When we were exploring the backcountry, we decided to dig a pit and this gentlemen as I say pulled this tool out. I was amazed how much more this tool did then just cut snow. It has crystal measurement scales, charts, and light weight too.
        Its pretty fun to cut perfectly shaped snow samples too.

        Professionals Choice

          As an avalanche forecaster, I'm always digging in the snow. This is my saw. The markings help to keep cuts straight, and the saw goes through anything, even the dreaded rain lens. I often use the included straps to attach the saw to the end of my shovel to isolate extended column tests in shallow snowpacks. I've never tried to quarter an elk with it but, for a dedicated snow tool, you can't beat the Bonesaw.

          Cuts wood and snow with ease

            I have trimmed lots of trees and brush as well as thousands of snow pits with this saw and it works great for that. Attaching this to a pole has never worked well for me at all, the connection is always sloppy, I just end up using cord to cut cornices.

            Judging from the picture it looks as though...

            Judging from the picture it looks as though this saw is designed to be used with the right hand. First, is this true? And second, is there a left handed version for us southpaws?

            Any comments on how it attaches to poles,...

            Any comments on how it attaches to poles, probes, ect. Does the strapping system work well?

            It works reasonably well. The straps are the stiff rubber backwards-thumb-buckle type straps that you often find at ski mountaineering shops for strapping your skis together. Usually they strap tight enough around and most things aren't completely smooth (even probes have a bit of a bump at the end) to keep it from sliding off. The curved handle works well to help staying on too. But as with any saw-attachment, it can be sort of bulky (i.e. difficult if not impossible to push through the already-sawed slot) and hard to saw with from a pole-length away.