Ive heard people say the "Survival saws" you see on the market are crap and break easy. I read references to Gigli Saws being used the same way including being used as garrottes and survival saws in WWII. Essentially its the same thing as the survival saws and I'm sure that's where they got the idea from, but I wonder if the Gigli Saws sold by medical companies might be of a higher grade that wont fail under hard use. They certainly cost more. They sell them without handles, just looped on the end. You can put your own handles on them or buy gigli handles which are really expensive.