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Saw Buck Pack Saddle 
Saw Buck Pack Saddle
Shown with Salmon River Britchin & Breast Strap

It consists of: 

  • Wooden saw-buck tree
  • Can be either traditionally rigged or they can be rigged with Salmon River Double Britchin and Breast Strap
  • Can be rigged in heavy 10-12 oz. Harness Leather either single thickness straps (Standard) or with doubled and stitched extra strong straps (Quality)
  • Double saw-buck style cinch made from breathable burlap with tongue cinch buckles, which is the traditional style cinch of the Salmon River Pack Saddles.
  • All hardware is solid brass or stainless steel

We highly recommend the Salmon River Britchin & Breast Strap and Leather rigging.

The Salmon River Double Britchin spreads the pressure of the load across more area of the animal, making it easier for the animal to accomodate the load. And with the double set of straps which attach to the saddle, it provides more support which helps keep the load balanced. This is the only Britchin that we use on any of our own pack saddles. We are the only pack saddle builders who build Saw Buck Saddles rigged with Salmon River Britchins and we're very proud of this improvement to the Saw Buck saddle.

We strongly recommend leather rigging over web rigging because leather does not rub the animal like webbing does. Leather is more expensive than webbing, and does require some care to keep it in top condition, but the care is actually quite minimal. Care mainly consists of wiping off the dirt and grime occassionally with a damp cloth and a little saddle soap and then applying a light coating of oil to the leather. We feel that the benefits of leather over webbing are well worth the extra initial cost.

If you only do occasional packing, you can easily get by with the Standard rigged saddles, which have single layer straps. However, if you do quite a bit of packing, you'd be better off investing in the Quality rigged saddles, which have doubled stitched straps, which makes for MUCH stronger straps that will far outlast their extra cost.

We prefer, and only use, tongue cinch buckles so that cinches may be tightened by just pulling up on the latigos and catching another hole in the latigo, rather than having to tie them off at the top. Once the animal is packed, it's nearly impossible to tighten a cinch that has to be tied off at the top, and it's very simple to tighten one using a cinch tongue and then tucking the end of the latigo up under the load.

We build saw-buck saddles using mule, horse or burro trees, and will rig to fit your animal at no extra cost.

Pricing:
  • Complete Standard Saw-buck pack saddle leather rigged with Salmon River Britchin & Breast Strap $402.00
  • Complete Quality (Deluxe) Saw-buck pack saddle leather rigged with Salmon River Britchin & Breast Strap $452.00
  • Complete Standard Saw-buck Donkey size pack saddle leather rigged with Salmon River Britchin & Breast Strap $362.00
  • Complete Quality (Deluxe) Saw-buck Donkey size pack saddle leather rigged with Salmon River Britchin, Breast Strap and Cinches $

  • Unrigged saw-buck pack tree, mule, horse or burro size $82.00

  • Standard rigging for Saw-Buck tree (no tree included) with Salmon River Britchin,Breast Strap,Cinches and latigoes $335.00
  • Deluxe rigging for Saw-Buck tree (no tree included) with Salmon River Britchin,Breast Strap, Cinches and latigoes $386.00
  • Standard rigging for Donkey Saw-Buck tree (no tree included) with Salmon River Britchin, Breast Strap, Cinches and latigoes $297.00
  • Deluxe rigging for Donkey Saw-Buck tree (no tree included) with Salmon River Britchin, Breast Strap, Cinches and latigoes $


  • Standard (single layer) rigging for Saw-Buck tree (no tree, britchin, Breast Strap, latigoes or cinches included) $143.00
  • Deluxe (doubled & stitched leather) rigging for Saw-Buck tree (no tree, britchin, breast strap, latigoes or cinches included) $193.00
  • Standard (single layer) rigging for Donkey Saw-Buck tree (no tree, britchin,breast strap, latigoes or cinches inclued) $137.00
  • Rigging rivets/burrs, screws and stainless steel washers for attaching rigging to Saw-Buck tree $5.00

Measuring for an order:

For measuring instructions go to measuring instructions


To place an order, please email us.
(If the email address in the above link does not work for some reason, please use our alternate email address)

 
 

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