So far I've used the Silky on seasoned gum , mango and paperbark plus some timbers I'm not sure of what they are . The gent at Survival Supplies recommended the medium blade for general use as that is what he uses . The fine blade is recommended for ultra hard timbers as it tends to not skate across the cut .
Agree. The Silky rips through the wood with minimal effort. Best to locate the cuts where the cut will open up rather than close in on the blade. Can clean the blade with tea tree oil, smells great! If you buy from Silky they call you to make sure you’ve ordered the right saw. The medium blade (black handle) was their recommendation for Aussie hardwood.
The Silky deals to Bamboo well and reduces the risk of serious wound if using a shorter kukri or machete to slash.
When cutting a horizontal branch of fallen tree, I'll put in a short undercut with saw away from tip of branch, THEN do the top cut approximately a inch away towards tip.
This will allow the branch to fall clear and not pivot catching hand/leg.