The Laplander has become a classic among us Bushcraft enthusiasts. Besides the nice quality of the saw the aspect of Bahco offering the Lap-Knife kit could be a contributing aspect to this popularity. The kit consist of one Laplander saw and one Bahco branded Companion knife from Morakniv.
This saw is one of the test objects in my latest field test on folding saws. See the test by clicking HERE.
The Bahco Laplander saw has a comfortable and high quality design. The blade lock is locking the blade in both unfolded and folded position wish is a nice safety feature when carrying. There is a small vertical play to the blade in unfolded locked position, but this hasn't bothered me or the saw's cutting abilities. The blade has a powder coated surface and is also available as a spare part. The rubberized handle enables a very good grip and the saw comes with a leather lanyard.
I've now been using this saw for six years and I'm very satisfied with it. To avoid the risk of displacing the black and green saw out in the bush I recommend you to give it some kind of signal color mark. One way is to use a colorful lanyard. The teeth pattern on the blade is rather fine on this saw. This gives a nice all round saw being able to process both soft and hard materials.
Manufacturer: Bahco, Swedish company own by Frensh SNA Europe
Model: Laplander 396-LAP
Blade material: Stainless steel
Blade length: 179 mm
Blade thickness: 1,18 mm
Blade width: 36,2 mm
Unfolded length: 402 mm
Folded length: 232 mm
Handle material: Plastic and rubber
Handle thickness: 22,55 mm
Weight: 182 g
Price: 449 SEK (Sweden 2015)
Dealer: This saw comes from Järnia (2008)