2016 Trade Shows

Cannon Bar Works Ltd. will be attending the following trade shows in 2016, make sure you come and visit us!


What: 73rd Annual Truck Loggers Association Convention and Trade Show

Where: The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC

When: January 13-15, 2016

Booth 103


What: Oregon Logging Conference

Where: Lane County Convention Center, Eugene, OR

When: February 25-27, 2016

Booth 33 in the Performance Hall


What: DEMO International 

Where: Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Maple Ridge, BC

When: September 22-24, 2016


What: GIE+ Expo

Where: Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

When: October 19-21, 2016

Booth 10152

Giving Cannon Bars A Second Life


Wes Adkins is the owner of Adkins Wood and Knife, a company located Iowa, USA. Adkins Wood and Knife started up as a hobby when Wes made his first knife as a fathers day gift for his dad many years ago.




As a professional forester, Wes had many worn out saw chain guide bars lying around his shop and he decided to test them as blade material. He found that the knives crafted from these guide bars worked very well. They were relatively easy to sharpen and held an edge under tough conditions. Wes stated that:

“The constant throughout my knife making evolution is my desire to re-purpose steel to give it new life as a blade. “

As word of Adkins Wood and Knife began to surface, Wes reached a point where his worn out bars could not keep up with blade demand. This is when Wes reached out to us at Cannon Bar Works about acquiring our seconds as the material source for his knifes. We were very intrigued by this and of course agreed!

“Cannon steel is used in nearly every blade I create. From hunting knives, to machetes and tomahawks, each client wields a piece of re-purposed Cannon steel. My knives and edge tools can be found in the hands of hunters, collectors, outdoors enthusiasts, and the armed forces and have served clients from Alaska to Afghanistan.”

Recently, Adkins Wood and Knife designed the Cannon ‘Superknife’ as a tribute to our “outstanding guide bar”. It was cut from Cannon steel, hand-crafted, and finished utilizing the same black magnetite process as Cannon.




In the woods I run a Cannon SuperBar on my saw for felling operations and I can honestly say that it is far superior to any other guide bar I have ever ran. In the same fashion the Cannon steel continually produces equally outstanding knives and edge tools.”

Wes Adkins makes all the knifes in his garage/converted shop space out of his own home in Iowa. The production of these knives allow Wes to use his creativity while providing clients with exactly what they are looking for. He prides himself in being a fully American Made company and has actually been nominated for a Martha Stewert American Made Grant, his nominee page can be seen here (voting starts September 21, 2015). We greatly admire Wes’s work and are so happy to have the relation we do with him and his amazing company!



New Website Launch

Welcome to the Launch of our New Website

As you have noticed our website has a completely new look!
We’re proud to launch a new site that we trust will be easier to navigate and for you to find the right bar for the right job.

First of all we’ve included every bar that we carry divided up into the job it was built to do. All you have to do is head to that section to see all that we offer in that application. Say that you are planning on doing some carving or want to add just the right size to your carving arsenal, we got you covered. Maybe you want to find out the full array of felling bars that we offer. Head to the Felling Section and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find any bar length your saw can run.

Need a specific bar for your chainsaw within that application? Look no further than our “Cannon Bar Finder”. All you need to know is the make and model of your saw and you are off and running! The results will provide you actual part numbers that you can take to our trusted dealers all over the world.

Of course we offer an extensive array of Harvester Bars made the Cannon way. You can browse through our bars by length. You can also download our “Harvester Mounting Guide” and quickly find your Harvester make and model. Our diverse range of bars fit an equally diverse range of machines.

Yet another new feature is an easy to use “Dealer Search”. All you need to know is where you are. The Dealer Search can point you to the nearest supply house of our famous Cannon Bars. If it is too far for you to visit, no problem, there as many dealers that are more than happy to ship your bar selection.

We hope to keep you up to date with Cannon Bar News. Rest assured we’re not just going to sit back on our stump and admire our work! We are looking for new innovative ways to bring you new products and introduce to you to the best cutters in their field. Keep an eye out for the Who’s Who in the chainsaw world. Guaranteed these pro cutters know to reach for the right Cannon Bar to get their jobs done right.

Finally, we’d like to give our sincere appreciation to Tim Becker of Superjoey Designs out of California for a timely and conscientious job. He did a fantastic job listening to what we wanted to provide to our customers and making it come alive. If you need print or web work done, you may contact him at tim@superjoeydesigns.com.

Cannon Bar offers the best bars on the market – Bar NONE!