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Silky Saws

Always the best. Always Silky.

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 Vertical Supply Group.


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.

It is critically important to human’s survival that trees, forests and greenery are well maintained and cherished. SILKY’s intent is to be eco-friendly and to continue with a strong passion for excellence in the design and manufacture of saws and related products that are superior and a pleasure to use everywhere in the world.

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.
Silky continues to lead the industry in the development of epoch-making designs. The company is now capably headed by Uichi Miyawaki who inherited our founders mind, wisdom, entrepreneurial spirit and passion to continue to create the best possible saws in the universe.