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stevenStefano
12-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Here are mine. None of them made by me. All for 270 gyutos. The far right one is probably the best I've seen, with the cork in the end to protect the tip. So let's see yours. I am curious as to how complicated they can get

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keithsaltydog
12-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Boy that brings back memories,used to use the slighty water resistant cardboard & ducktape.Gave um up for edgeguards,except on thick bone cleaver & a few Ice chisels where edgeguards don't work:wink:

rdm_magic
12-10-2012, 02:32 PM
Just rocking some stiff cardboard ones now covered in duct tape - should upgrade soon!

Don Nguyen
12-10-2012, 06:36 PM
Hopefully Son doesn't see this thread. He will show us all up.

Marko Tsourkan
12-10-2012, 07:25 PM
I take, I am not welcome in this thread. LOL

chinacats
12-10-2012, 09:15 PM
225 gyuto and large cck cleaver sayas...

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/PC100610.jpg

others

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/PC100609.jpg

Lefty
12-10-2012, 10:15 PM
The dog one is badass!

Don Nguyen
12-10-2012, 10:26 PM
Do you guys ever notice dulling with sayas like these? I was using one out of cardstock and I always found the bite out of the edge was gone when using it - maybe my wire edge was really bad or something.

chinacats
12-10-2012, 10:36 PM
The dog one is badass!

thanks Tom, that one's for my Carter :knife:

Don, I sure hope they dull them a bit, as a home cook it's hard to get enough use among my knives (those shown plus my Sab's) to have to sharpen enough to stay any good at it...and like most people here I really enjoy very sharp knives.

quantumcloud509
12-11-2012, 02:45 AM
Ive always found multiple layers of newspapers and painters tape to work best for my knives :)

heirkb
12-11-2012, 11:48 AM
My three homemade ones:
http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww92/heirkb/photo-6.jpg

rdm_magic
12-12-2012, 08:15 PM
They put mine to shame..

heirkb
12-13-2012, 09:42 AM
They're surprisingly easy to make. Now making them cleanly and quickly enough so that you can make money off of them...I have no idea how Eamon was doing that.

kalaeb
12-27-2012, 05:07 AM
I have many card board/duct tape combo sayas....I love them, I have had one for going on three years, will have to take some pics.

Here is one my son made (he is only 4, and actually did alot of it himself, at least the glueing and sanding)...its just two pieces of poplar, professionally painted. (the cavity was done in about 30 seconds with a flap wheel on the drill press)http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_0128.jpg

Notaskinnychef
12-27-2012, 05:17 AM
that's one talented boy :)

mano
12-27-2012, 08:02 AM
that's one talented boy :)

+1

RoanRoks29
12-27-2012, 09:47 AM
So I hate to show you all up but I love these three that I made !! hahaha I spent alot of time home by my self with a lot of duct tape!!
http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u667/ROANROKS88/1227120941.jpg
of the three this is my favorite!!
http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u667/ROANROKS88/1227120942.jpg
I have made a crap ton of these just bored and for my workers with all different designs its pretty fun!!!

Crothcipt
12-27-2012, 04:39 PM
lol reminds me of the duct tape wallet.

eaglerock
12-27-2012, 04:46 PM
The superman one is awesome :D

labor of love
12-27-2012, 04:59 PM
is it supposed to look like a banana peel? lol

ThEoRy
12-28-2012, 02:25 AM
Kinda weird this thread popped up, I made this tonight for the sakimaru takobiki out of a fish tub lid, some electrical tape and sticky back black felt inside and out.
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Notaskinnychef
12-28-2012, 02:44 AM
Nice one Theory, looks sharp.

as for the superman one, I love that, esp the cape.

franzb69
12-28-2012, 04:25 AM
looks good to me!

=D

RoanRoks29
12-28-2012, 09:29 AM
is it supposed to look like a banana peel? lol

Yeah !! I couldn`t think what else to do with yellow duct tape?? Make a Steelers cover ...ewww no sounds horrible ! :tease:

RoanRoks29
12-28-2012, 09:31 AM
p.s. LOOKS Sexy Theory!!! Love it!!

ThEoRy
12-28-2012, 10:24 PM
I'm about to make another one but just thought I should mention this saya actually has a spine on it. Notice the cutout on the left goes into the ridge, I used that as a stable spine and also to create space.

Jmadams13
01-06-2013, 11:17 PM
Threw these together tonight for my CCK and Tojiro Kiritsuke. Cheap craft store balsa. Not bad for my first attempt. Wanted to try it cheap before I used better wood

http://i.imgur.com/JmUOZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/12BPb.jpg

The kiritsuke is nice and tight, but I need to make a pin for the CCK. Takeout chopstick it is.

It's kinda funny some of my cheapest knives get babied, when the more cosly just use the anti rust paper they came wrapped it, lol.

franzb69
01-07-2013, 07:45 AM
hey jmadams, what do you think of the tojiro kiritsuke? i've been eyeing it. =D

RoanRoks29
01-07-2013, 08:26 AM
if ya dont mind me chimming in, I think its a sweet blade for the buck. The kurochi finished Kiritsuke needs some work and can be made to look like a beautiful sord if you put a little love into it. Jayhay has one and its the only knife he uses any ore in the kitchen!

RoanRoks29
01-07-2013, 08:26 AM
Sword* not sord

franzb69
01-07-2013, 08:46 AM
if ya dont mind me chimming in, I think its a sweet blade for the buck. The kurochi finished Kiritsuke needs some work and can be made to look like a beautiful sord if you put a little love into it. Jayhay has one and its the only knife he uses any ore in the kitchen!

cool. i was gonna have it rehandled coz i'm left handed. would it be worth rehandled and pimped up? or should i just get a kiritsuke with an octagonal handle that's more expensive?

Jmadams13
01-07-2013, 09:26 AM
This isn't a kitirtsuke in the traditional sense. It's a kirtisuke shaped guyto. It's double beveled, with a slight curve towards the tip. I've been using it all week, but I've been off, so we will see how it handles in a pro kitchen starting tonight. The KU finish is rough, and needs some work. I need to round the spine and choil a little, and the handle sucks, but the steel is great. Holds a good edge, and can get scary sharp.

I would do a search here on this knife and read the reviews in the review forum before making a desison. There is a chance you will get one with over grind issues. I seem to be lunch and didn't get one of those, but others here have. Even the review that Jay put up on **** said the same he said here, but he seems to be happy with it now.

You may just have to put in the work before its a great performer. That said, I find it cuttin great, after I put my own edge on it. You get what you pay for, but hidden behind some issues, its a great peice of steel with a lot if potential.

franzb69
01-07-2013, 10:15 AM
thanks for the reply and will check more posts on it.

=D

very englightening

bathonuk
01-07-2013, 01:58 PM
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Dave Martell

Jmadams13
01-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Wow

Don Nguyen
01-07-2013, 03:15 PM
Whaaaat the heck. Those are PRO.

El Pescador
01-07-2013, 05:08 PM
Whaaaat the heck. Those are PRO.

+1

Mike9
01-11-2013, 06:09 PM
I just finished this Dexter 45A12H today and thought of this thread. I had to transport it so what the hell - calendar backer with "dovetail" tape from a trade show and a maple and birch pin I made. It's tight too -

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/saya_zps92fa6d5d.jpg

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/saya2_zps58da1be4.jpg

I actually like this shape as it stores easier than the traditional kind.

Don Nguyen
01-11-2013, 06:48 PM
Interesting handle. Is that pattern from the tape? It'd look cool if it were like an end-grain saya type thing.

Mike9
01-11-2013, 07:26 PM
Yeah the pattern is end grain - if you wrap it around the corner of a cardboard box it looks like it's dovetailed. The handle is a modified "D" that I borrowed from here and there and it's cut back on the D side like the Marko's and Kramer's & the other side is like an octagonal. I'm still looking for the "perfect fit" for my style of cutting + it's a big 12" blade. Black Ash burl ferrule and dyed Box Elder Burl.

knyfeknerd
02-19-2013, 01:44 PM
I finally decided to try my hand at these. I mean using wood instead of Cap'n Crunch boxes and painter's tape.
I started with basswood from a local craft store and just carved out the insides instead of using a thin piece if wood as a spine/spacer.
I made one for my Marko proto-honesuki, my Tojiro Nakiri, and I made one out of lacewood for my 280 Takeda gyuto with mhenry handle.
They aren't too hard to make, just a little time-consuming and really easy to mess up!
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/kniff%202013/DSC_0004-Copy_zps6cf01cd9.jpghttp://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/kniff%202013/DSC_0008-Copy_zps3799e353.jpg
So far they are all friction fit. I don't think I have room for a pin in any of them.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

ThEoRy
02-19-2013, 03:24 PM
Looks good.

Dave Martell
02-19-2013, 06:04 PM
yeah better than I could do. :thumbsup:

bieniek
02-21-2013, 12:55 PM
I finally decided to try my hand at these. I mean using wood instead of Cap'n Crunch boxes and painter's tape.
I started with basswood from a local craft store and just carved out the insides instead of using a thin piece if wood as a spine/spacer.
I made one for my Marko proto-honesuki, my Tojiro Nakiri, and I made one out of lacewood for my 280 Takeda gyuto with mhenry handle.
They aren't too hard to make, just a little time-consuming and really easy to mess up!
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/kniff%202013/DSC_0004-Copy_zps6cf01cd9.jpghttp://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/kniff%202013/DSC_0008-Copy_zps3799e353.jpg
So far they are all friction fit. I don't think I have room for a pin in any of them.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Arent those "a pro" ??

knyfeknerd
02-21-2013, 01:23 PM
I'm definitely NOT a pro.

bieniek
02-21-2013, 01:30 PM
bathonuk aint either.

Dave Martell
02-21-2013, 05:24 PM
Looks like this thread needs to be closed down. :disdain: