With a 9 1/2" long blade, this full-size Japanese Kataba saw has the advantage of being able to fold for compact storage and transport. As useful in the workshop as it is at the job site, it has a hollow-ground blade for smooth, efficient cuts.
For crosscut and ripping work, the flexible blade has 22 tpi, minimally set to cut a 0.031" kerf. It cuts quickly and cleanly on the pull stroke without wander, and because the rake angle of the teeth is not overly aggressive, cuts are easy to start and require little effort to pull the blade through the cut.
The saw measures about 22" long overall when open, and 12" when folded. The handle is lightweight aluminum with a soft rubber grip and can be set in-line with the blade for traditional use or offset when additional work clearance is required.