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rdm_magic
04-28-2013, 06:46 PM
I'm considering ditching my knife case, and just carrying my limited knives loosely in my work bag, maybe in a smaller bag inside my main one. For this, I obviously need some decent sayas. I'm currently using cardboard and duct tape ones that I made, but I don't think these will be adequate as they're pretty loose and I'm not sure if they're sturdy enough at all.
I usually only carry a forschner chefs, a small paring knife and a main gyuto, which I already have a decent saya for. Anyone have a quick guide on how to make decently good sayas with minimal equipment? I don't mind putting in time, but I don't have space for many tools at all.

bkultra
04-28-2013, 07:29 PM
Why not go the easy route and buy blade safe guards, they come in sizes to fit both your chefs knife and paring knife (cheap as well)...

http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-47302-Cutlery-BladeSafe-6-Inch/dp/B0000CFBB6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1367191651&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=blade+safe+knife+guard

rdm_magic
04-28-2013, 08:44 PM
I'm in the UK, I haven't been able to find anything like that at a reasonable price..

labor of love
04-28-2013, 09:33 PM
check this out
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/9653-Let-s-see-your-DIY-sayas?highlight=homemade
sorry, i noticed you commented on that post already so you must have been aware of it. check youtube?

MowgFace
04-28-2013, 10:26 PM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/9148-First-Friction-Fit-Custom-Saya
http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/826817/

I think these are worth checking out.

-:/Mowgs

TB_London
04-29-2013, 02:52 AM
Simplest wooden one would be a 3 piece laminate like a sandwich. The centre piece being the same thickness as the blade and cut away for the profile.
Otherwise cardboard and duck tape.