Posted By: Justin 3 people found this review helpful
Bought for a Masakage and it fits really, really loosely. It almost kinda bangs around in there. I understand that its meant to work for a bunch of blades but I almost don't want to use it because of that. Not to mention the wood feels really cheap and unfinished. The pin also doesn't fit unless I really push it in there.
Its nice to at least have a proper saya at all but I wouldn't buy this again, especially at $30.
Normally we fit the saya to the knife and drill the pin hole in the correct place but this particular sale was for a knife that was purchased previously so we didn't have the opportunity to fit it properly. I called the customer and offered him a refund on it.
Posted By: Matt B 3 people found this review helpful
Bought a couple of these to go with my Masakage Yuki and Shimo Gyuto knives. Absolutely fantastic Sayas for the price, well crafted and will serve as great protection for my knives. With a few coats of oil/finish, they'll be perfect.
Blade fit is a bit loose for my Masakages, that's 100% understandable as these Sayas are made to fit various shapes of knives, still does it's job just fine.
Note that, on the Sayas inner surface (one side only), Isaiha has prepared some sort of wedges to help secure the knife blade and keep it from rattling in the Saya. Sort of "one size fits all" feature, which is great. Just make sure you check for this before you mindlessly jam your blade into the Saya. You have to insert the knife in a specific way and if one is not careful, I imagine, could break/chip the tip of your expensive knife on those wedges.
Posted By: Msauce 5 people found this review helpful
It fits my AS Kurosaki 240mm gyuto nice and snug. With that said, for the price of $30+ tax, i feel like whiner made this could have spent an extra 3 minutes going over it and sanding it. Plus i feel like there should be some kind of a coat or seal. Instead there's nothing. This is like 10 bucks worth of effort. The word is not nice either.. This could be something really nice if it was a nice hardwood, sanded, and finished off with a coating. Rather the product is a rough thing of cheap wood that is going to get a stain in the first week of use. Pretty much the only nice part of this is the hole that was drilled (which i think was cktg) and the pin that keeps everything where it ought to be. If much prefer a cheap piece of plastic to this. That said, if you or someone in your family is a craftsman that likes diy, i yes this would be a nice quick project or something for a beginner to clean up and also a few layers over it, maybe burn a name into it. It does its job, at an expensive price.
Posted By: Mike VanSleen - verified customer 7 people found this review helpful
Super sweet saya! It fits my Richmond Artifex 240mm gyuto perfectly and the pin that holds the blade inside is a really nice touch. The wood on the saya comes sanded but unfinished, so don't touch it with wet or oily hands or you'll leave marks on it. I guess you could always stain/seal it so you don't have to worry. Overall awesome saya!
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