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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenStefano View Post
    Are they not integral bolsters? I thought that was why they are so expensive
    That's what I thought also. I've seen a few posts about people re-handling them and complaining about the scales, like TB said.

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    These are nice knives but the western handle scales (and workmanship to shape them) is really bad - some of the worst I've seen. I see the maker as more of a blacksmith than woodworker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    These are nice knives but the western handle scales (and workmanship to shape them) is really bad - some of the worst I've seen. I see the maker as more of a blacksmith than woodworker.
    You have some good-looking handles there Dave, I suppose you'll be receiving a Shig to rehandle soon.

    I really feel that I have to defend Iizuka-san's woodworking skill in this case though. Shigefusa makes all their saya's themselves with plane blades and chisels and all their sheath-style saya's I've tried from them has been superb in my experience, well worth the additional cost.

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    Hmm i think you been misinformed for sure !!
    Shigefusa do not make Sayas !!
    And he surly dont use plane blades for his western handles

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    Hey there Maxim. Thanks for correcting everything.

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    Yep integral bolster, and excellent blade.

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    Even better than a rehandle is a custom saya

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    Did the handle come from Shigefusa or is it an EE cooperative work?

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    Max knows his .... about shigefusa :-) Good to have you around LOL

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    I'm just happy I got this baby and I will keep it as I receive it.

    Sayas from Shige, saw that somewhere and actually found it http://hides-export.blogspot.com/201...-pictures.html

    Title under the 6th picture says it's the Shige logo on the Saya, might be wrong though?

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