The BCA Snow Saw in 35-millimeters is a useful tool that you should never travel without when going in to the backcountry. Designed for cutting through snow and ice as well as small tree branches, it has a myriad of uses. First and foremost, it designed for isolating snow columns during snow stability tests. But it can also come in handy for cutting branches on trail or if you get you get stuck out overnight and need to build a fire. It also has a handy snow crystal reading grid when you are looking at crystals to see if the snow is bonding or not. The blade is made up of sharp teeth for cutting through rock hard ice and wood. It also comes with a handy blade cover for safe travel in your pack. For serious backcountry skiers and riders, make sure you always carry a snow saw in your pack for field testing and potentially lifesaving circumstances.