It would be really nice to have a 3" by 13" unstabilized piece of that beauty for a saya or two. Will that still be a possibility or is it all diced up by now?
I wouldn't call that piece a reject, just "unique"!
Not necessarily interesting but maybe informative.
Be careful about what you read in regards to quartersawn, figure and other buzz words on the internet.
Much is incorrect and just repeated on various manufacturers sites.
I had been leery about offering saya material from the koa because of how high the cost would be.
The size piece you mentioned would yield 4 handle blocks.
With that said,
I have only cut up a portion of this piece and could still get a saya piece like you mentioned.
I will send a PM later.
This is amazing looking wood. I don't need anything but just wanted to tell you it looks great.
"God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney