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    Where to buy a Saya

    Hello

    I live in the UK and I'm looking to buy a Saya for my 210 heiji Gyuto. Anybody know where to start looking or have recommendations?

    Been Saya'less for around two years since I bought directly from Heiji, I need to get this situation sorted.

    Thanks in advance.

    Aaron

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    I've not had personal experience with them, but they are well reputed.

    http://*****************/services.html

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    I'm not sure why the link was blocked.

    Check the "links to my friends" section of Maxim's site for a link to a UK based saya maker.

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    I haven't had personal experience with them (yet) but Sharp and Shiny Shop makes them, and is a forum approved place. http://www.sharpandshinyshop.com/kitchen-knives.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneHawk View Post
    I haven't had personal experience with them (yet) but Sharp and Shiny Shop makes them, and is a forum approved place. http://www.sharpandshinyshop.com/kitchen-knives.html
    Tom does great work, but most of us in Europe aren't too eager to ship knives over to the US to have work done. I'm not sure what sort of import taxes would be payable in the US, but paying the 20% VAT for a second time and shipping fees for an additional journey across the atlantic and back adds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS4T0 View Post
    Tom does great work, but most of us in Europe aren't too eager to ship knives over to the US to have work done. I'm not sure what sort of import taxes would be payable in the US, but paying the 20% VAT for a second time and shipping fees for an additional journey across the atlantic and back adds up.
    Tom's in Canada, not the US, but your remarks about shipping are still valid.

    I recall Tom saying that he could work from a tracing of the profile, so you might PM him and ask.
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    If anyone is interested I can take some photos of how to make their own saya.
    It is relatively easy. It may take some time, have vacation for two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torbjörn View Post
    If anyone is interested I can take some photos of how to make their own saya.
    It is relatively easy. It may take some time, have vacation for two weeks.
    I would be intrested in seeing that! +100

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    Excellent, thanks for the help. I'll give greg @ http:// www. wabocho.com a shout.

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    Simple explanation, Start with a wood that you like wider than the blade, cut out three pieces that are a little wider than the blade. one of the pieces should have the same thickness so the blade Draw the outline of the blade on that piece and cut out, save for later drill and cut the profile of the handle. Glue the cut out the profile of one of the pieces then cut the outer profile before you glue the front piece, shape and then make a stop. I am using pine from the mountain, .70 to 100 years old. If you have questions feel free to ask have probably been a little fuzzy but it will be safe when you take things for granted.
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