excuse my poor english :D im still learning
i had a couple of old Magnolia sayas that i got with some knives i bought, and i use my knives in a pro kitchen so often they get stained with grease and oil. so i decided to give them a little fix. and to be honest, i dont realy like the look of plain magnolia without a finish.
im no kind of woodworker and i dont have the knowledge like a lot of people have here, i always admire people who can work with their hand, tools and beautiful wood. i have recived a couple of Sayas from Maxim lately and they are all realy beautiful so the plain magnolia sayas looked even more poor.
i sanded them with #240, #400 and #800 grit sandpaper, and sanded them a little thinner down the edge, then i gave them some dark valnut stain (the one you mix with water), sanded them when they were dry, stained them again, did that a couple of times, used Danish oil for first coat, let them dry and sanded them with #1000 grit, second coat Danish oil, and finished with organic beesvax i got from our honey supplier at work.
they are not buffed completely i have to do that later to give them the true finish.
the Sayas are used with a couple of Yoshikane SKD gyutos, that Maxim rehandle for me, Carbonext Suji, Hattori FH petty, Ino Geshin petty and a Carbonext Gyuto, so yes they are old knives :D the only one of them i use now are the SKD Yoshikanes wich are great in a pro kitchen. 220mm Gyuto, 250mm Gyuto and 250mm Suji (Suji Saya is not sanded yet)
there are a lot of improvement to do, but hey thatīs my first time, i can always sand them down again and try another stain, i have a couple of sayas to go, so i will try another stain.
Lucky Peach #3
Cool work on Sayas !! :D
But Hakka picture is very poor :curse:
thank you :D now this thread was about Sayas, not stones :spankarse: but you are right, i try some better pictures :D, just needed some good backround for my Sayas. the stone i shot right after use, not washed or made ready for posting so its raw
Good inspiration, thank Niclas.
Might try my hands on some ugly sayas that I have. Most have been sanded and oiled periodically, and that seem to work ok for me, a home cook.
thank you :D
it would work in a pro kitchen to :D, i just want them to match the handles, and pimp them a little :D it didnt take that long at all, for me it was a surprise the stain worked as it did, didnīt expected the stain and magnolia wood would look good.
Thank you Peco, now you know what im doing after work when you are working your a*# off ;)
Wow, what a difference!
I may need to try this...
Simply great job man. Looks very nice and for shure can withstand oil little better now :)