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Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:40 pm

I can normally get a saya turned out in a couple days.

Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:52 pm

I figured I would post some pics here. This is my Saya wood stash so far:

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Top to bottom is Lacewood, Mammoth Kauri, Curly Maple, Bubinga and Walnut:
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Walnut, Wenge, Bolivian Rosewood, Cherry, Birch:
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Basswood, my normal spacer material. It is one of the least expensive woods I can get, so I will try a saya out of it and see if it holds up. If not, Birch will probably become my basic option for a lower cost saya.
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Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:48 pm

Got to play with 3 Takeda's! 270mm gyuto, 150mm petty and a thick Yanagiba or something, 210mm maybe? Interesting to see the concave grind on the Gyuto. Behind the blade bevel, the side of the knife is concave on both sides. These were interesting to do saya's for. Normally I can compare the spine thickness right in front of the handle to match up the spacer thickness. With these, the thickest part of the spine was around 1"-3" forward of the handle/spine junction! Had to do some filing to get it to fit.

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Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:46 am

Another Takeda 270 and Bolivian Rosewood. Got the knife in today and it just needs a couple of coats of finish rubbed in!

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Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Fri May 17, 2013 9:28 pm

Bolivian Rosewood saya for a Takeda Sasanoha Large 240mm:

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Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:53 am

15 Cocobolo saya's:

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Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:44 am

Nice work, Tim!

Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:09 pm

Wow, looks good. Are they all for the same knife, they look identical.

Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:11 pm

Yes, these are for the Will Catcheside/Burke Cutlery Utility Knife buy from another forum. A bunch of us stepped up to get these finished and out to customers after Eamon ran into some hard times. I also have 15 Addict 2 saya's I am hoping to finish up this weekend!

Re: Custom Sayas by Tim Johnson

Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:14 pm

Ahh!!
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