Japanese Silky has delivered saws since 1919 and 1991 Grönyte-Konsult AB brought the saws to Scandinavia. Ultra Accel 240 Curve is one of Silky's biggest folding saws and one of the test objects in my latest field test on folding saws. The Ultra Accel turned out as the winner when it comes to cutting performance. Also I would like to say that this is my favorite folding saw for situations when carrying my saw inside the backpack. You can read more about the saw test covering 12 test objects by clicking HERE.
The handle consists of a steel frame covered by rubber. A big lanyard hole is situated on the handle butt and a robust leaver locks the blade in two different positions unfolded. Folded the blade is not locked by the locking mechanism, however the friction is keeping the blade tucked in securely during transport. Unfolded the blade has a slight play vertically, this is nothing bothering me though. The Ultra Accel 240 Curve has a curved blade, but if you prefer a straight blade; the the Silky Ultra Accel 240 Straight is offered. Also a Taiko version called Silky Ultra Accel 240 Taiko is avalible. So far I only had the pleasure of testing the Curve version.
The Ultra Accel is a very nice tool when robustness and performance is prioritized over weight and volume. I've now been using Silky's saws since 2011 and I'm still very pleased with their performance. Take a look also on my reviews on the Silky Pocket Boy 130 and the Silky Super Accel 21.
Manufacturer: Silky, Japan
Model: Ultra Accel 240 Curve
Blade material: Stainless steel
Blade length: 248 mm
Blade thickness: 1,38 mm
Blade width: 41,55 mm
Unfolded length: 525 mm
Folded length: 296 mm
Handle material: Steel and rubber
Handle thickness: 23,8 mm
Weight: 295 g
Price: 485 SEK (Sweden 2015)