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    Sayas

    excuse my poor english 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 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 that´s 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.


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    thank you now this thread was about Sayas, not stones but you are right, i try some better pictures , 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






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    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.

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    Nice work N

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    thank you

    it would work in a pro kitchen to , i just want them to match the handles, and pimp them a little it didnt take that long at all, for me it was a surprise the stain worked as it did, didn´t expected the stain and magnolia wood would look good.

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    Thank you Peco, now you know what im doing after work when you are working your a*# off

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    Wow, what a difference!

    I may need to try this...

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    Simply great job man. Looks very nice and for shure can withstand oil little better now

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