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Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:27 am

Not long ago, my wife's petty knife ran into some trouble, uh, with me. Long story short, my lovely wife gets to pick out a replacement. As we do in this forum, I took into consideration criteria for the replacement knife that was important to her, such as length, height, blade thickness and appearance. I made a short Word presentation with stats about the recommended knives, including pros and cons.

The list had about 8 knives total, including a couple of curveballs like the Masakage Yuki bunka and the Kajihara funayuki. She entertained my knife dorkiness by reading the presentation and carefully considering her options. I totally thought she would pick the Yuki or the Anryu, but what I pleasant surprise when she said "that one!".

As usual, Chef Knives To Go offered up their excellent customer service and speedy free shipping, and in a few short business days, her knife arrived.

As part of the deal, I got cracking on a custom saya, gave a touch up sharpening (ootb was quite good, but it's compulsory to sharpen a new knife after initial tests).

So, here she is:
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My wife picked out some Marblewood for the saya, which seems to be a nice fit with the Damascus cladding.

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I try to match grain lines when building sayas to give the illusion of a single piece of wood that has been hollowed.

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My wife loves her knife and it bring me great joy to equip her with this knife that is completely hers.
No, I'm not allowed to play with it.

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:42 am

That story, knife, and saya are totally freakin' awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:57 am

Good job ninja, good job.

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:09 am

Awesome!

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:40 pm

And Steve forgot your workshop. Very nice.

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:43 pm

Very nice. I really like the profile on the back.

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:34 pm

GINGER <> LOVE the saya design. Very nice work overall. :)

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:26 pm

Well done. Great design.

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:12 pm

Beautiful work!

Re: Kajihara Damascus Funayuki and Saya

Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:29 pm

Very cool design and awesome work!
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