We were out building and dealing with roots and thought to ourselves, "I wish I had a saw that was purpose-built for cutting out these $#%@ing roots". And then Silky came to our rescue. This is the GOMTARO - their purpose-built, root-cutting hand saw.
From Silky's site:
Beautifully balanced, straight, root-cutting saw with a 9-1/2-inch, ultra-strong, mono-constructed blade. Now root cutting can be done without the worry of tool or teeth damage. Features rust-resistant, hard chrome-plated (including teeth), taper-ground blade with an impulse-hardened, non-set tooth design for greater cutting efficiency. Utilizes proprietary Silky MIRAI-ME (Smooth Cutting) Technology - The Teeth of the Future! The precision-ground, razor sharp blade with four cutting angles provide fast, clean and extremely smooth cutting action.The Silky Gomtaro handsaw is a great combination of high performance blade with an integrated non-slip cushioned comfort rubber handle that really sticks in your hands. Durable red polypropylene sheath with belt clip is included. Exceptional design, strength, balance and superior finish quality. Ideal for all root cutting tasks. Made in Japan.