Quality Saya Sheaths for Japanese Knives
In the world of Japanese cuisine, intricacy and delicacy rules with absolute right to determine the final flavors of a simple dish. As authenticity, originality, and traditionality are all essential in the crafting of Japanese delicacies, specifically when it comes to sashimi or nigiri, all the high-quality, excellent tools and equipment are significant and treasured among head chefs and Japanese knife collectors.
Japanese knives are different from ordinary kitchen knives in general
Keeping them clean, undamaged, and safe will require help from quality equipment and numerous procedures. Ordinary kitchen knives can be kept just anywhere in the kitchen, pointed down in a knife storage or in a drawer; however, as for Japanese knives, their extremely sharp edges and superior quality requires storing them safely and will need a safe knife cover, also known as the ‘Saya Sheath’. Although the Saya sheath is often used for users who might need to carry their blades to places, keeping your beloved Japanese knife safe with a Saya sheath even when it is just stored in the kitchen without transporting anywhere will prolong the life of your knife and keep it safe from the hands of children.
Japanese knives are different in sizes and lengths
Thus, Saya sheaths come in various colors, lengths, sizes, dimensions to suitably fit various knife types like Santoku, Gyuto, Petty, and so on. Saya sheaths or these professional knife covers are often made out of wood, but there are as well Saya sheaths made out of other unique materials. Although the best-selling Saya sheaths are often made out of premium wood like Ebony and Magnolia, natural leather Saya sheaths are also popular among some of the knife collectors in the West due to their simple design and elegance.
Some of the featured Saya sheaths are made out of Ho-no-ki or Japan’s version of Magnolia wood, which includes: Saya sheath with Genuine 24K Gold Star Stream, Saya sheath with Genuine 24K Japanese Gold Leaf, Kuroishime Saya sheath, and Indigo dyed Magnolia Saya sheath. The Ho-no-ki or Japanese Magnolia wood is an excellent material for knife covers in general, covered with high-quality lacquer. Saya sheaths made out of the Japanese Magnolia are perfect, as the Japanese Magnolia is extremely good when it comes to blade protection. Apart from the Ho-no-ki offering great protection, its stylish features also enable users and collectors to admire and appreciate the designs and unique colors painted and designed upon them on each Saya.
The Kuroishime Saya sheath is made especially for the Yanagiba knife or Sashimi knives in general. Available in various lengths, users can browse through these quality sheaths for their beloved Yanagiba knives. The Indigo dyed Magnolia Saya sheath is among the best sheaths that showcase its capability of being able to both cover and protect the authentic Japanese knives and modern Western knife models. Saya sheath with Genuine 24K Japanese Gold Leaf is indeed another great sheath for knife collectors who love elegance and luxury.
Gold leaf is considered as Japan’s traditional craft – thus, this series of Saya sheath is especially custom-made and crafted by the excellent skills of Japanese seasoned gold leaf craftsmen. The base of this Saya sheath is made exclusively out of the Ho-no-ki or the Japanese Magnolia wood – just perfect to cover both Western and Japanese knives. As for the Saya sheath with Genuine 24K Gold Star Stream, this series of sheath also showcases the beauty of Japanese elegance and grace.
Similar to that of the previous Saya sheath, this series also features the Japanese Magnolia wood as its base, but the 24K gold is splattered as a star-like design on the blade. All of these quality Saya sheaths are highly recommended for professional knife users and also for knife collectors who would love to have their beloved knife models protected.