View Full Version : Custom Saya Order List Now Is Opened

Marko Tsourkan
11-07-2013, 06:37 PM
In addition to offering leather sayas, I am opening order list for wooden sayas.

Currently I am running a special for wood sayas (as well at leather sayas) 15% off. This should cover return shipping cost - I will need the knives for fitting, to assure a precise fit.

Turnaround time - up to two weeks (or you get a free saya).

Email me for details.



11-07-2013, 07:58 PM
I'm in, but take your time. You have a shop to set up. I'll deliver the knife/ knives ASAP .

Marko Tsourkan
11-07-2013, 08:26 PM
15% specials extended to other woods, like ebony and cocobolo. These are priced higher than maple, walnut and poplar. A matching set - saya and handle is an option.

11-07-2013, 08:50 PM
Hmmm my Masamoto Honyaki could use a new handle and saya... Two weeks or it's free huh :D

Marko Tsourkan
11-07-2013, 09:52 PM
Hmmm my Masamoto Honyaki could use a new handle and saya... Two weeks or it's free huh :D
For a saya. For a set you will have to be add more time, say another week. I am going to close the saya list periodically (and reopen when orders are fulfilled), to make sure that I don't make free sayas. :D

I am only half-joking. From the day of the receipt, to the pictures posted.

11-07-2013, 09:57 PM
PM sent.

Marko Tsourkan
11-07-2013, 11:22 PM
Here are the rates before 15% discount
.37/mm - poplar
.50/mm - figured walnut, figured maple
$1/mm - ebony, cocobolo - (harder to carve, glue, and finish + cost of the materials)

11-10-2013, 09:30 AM
Email sent, attached it to my last order email. If you don't have it let me know I'll resend.

Marko Tsourkan
11-10-2013, 09:43 AM
Brian, please resend. Can't find it.

Marko Tsourkan
11-12-2013, 04:36 PM
Just to remind you folks that what was a half joke, is now a policy - if you don't get your saya made within a week, you get one for free.

Trying to up my game with deadlines the hard way.

Marko Tsourkan
11-15-2013, 09:43 AM
Received Butch's gyuto for a custom saya on 11/13.

Marko Tsourkan
11-19-2013, 04:51 PM
Still needs a couple of coats of finish, but other than that, it is done. The saya will darken over time, and will match better the handle.


Marko Tsourkan
11-19-2013, 04:53 PM
Next project - Masamoto Honyaki koa set.

11-19-2013, 09:09 PM

Marko Tsourkan
11-22-2013, 04:39 PM
This one is being shipped out today.



11-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Oh man! I sent it in because I just wanted something better than a makeshift cardboard cover. It looks GREAT!!!! Lovely work. Can't wait to see it in person. And it was way faster than I expected.

Many, many thanks.


JJ Lui
11-25-2013, 01:15 AM

This is the knife i'm looking for a saya: