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    Received Butch's gyuto for a custom saya on 11/13.


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    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.


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    Next project - Masamoto Honyaki koa set.


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    This one is being shipped out today.

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    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.

    Hadi

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


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    Hello folks,
    I am going to open the list again, as I finally balanced my work load and can fit a few custom orders here and there.

    The pricing will stay mainly unchanged (see my 2013 price list) but I will surcharge for sayas for single beveled knives in highly figured hardwoods like tiger maple, or koa. These are particularly hard to carve, and I do carving with chisels for exact fit.

    Sayas are two-piece construction, with cavity carved in one of the sides. The saya is finished with oils and varnishes, to highlight the figure and to protect the wood. An ebony or cocobolo pin is included and extra pins can be purchased separately.

    Handle/saya sets upgrades are available. Also, fancy sayas for yanagis (no pin, finger cutouts) can also be arranged. Also, a hand-painted lacquered sayas can be arranged. You name it, I will make it

    Thanks,

    Marko

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    Custom sayas for Catcheside and Harner (2). One more coat on the wood sayas, and can be shipped out to the customer. Leather, birdseye maple, and highly figured redwood.

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