Saya Covers, Handles & Sharpening Stones

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Wooden Saya Covers and Handles

Wood Knife Saya Covers manufactured by Masamoto-Sohonten

masamoto saya cover types
Saya for Yanagi, Deba, Usuba and Gyuto Knives (from Left)

Material: Japanese Magnolia wood(Ho wood). Mongolia wood is commonly used to make saya covers for Japanese knives. 

Masamoto Ebony handle with the saya 2
Masamoto Ebony handle
with Saya Cover
masamoto handles
Variation of Wooden Handles

Sharpening Stones and Stone Fixers

Three grades of Sharpening Stones by Masamoto-Sohonten

For sharpening a traditional Japanese knife, ideally, you will need three grades of water stones.

Masamoto sharpening stones
Arato, Nakato and Shiage (from left)

Arato:  A coarse grit stone, used mainly for damaged edges and creating new sharp edges.
Nakato:  A medium grit stone, used for minor repairs and creating sharp edges.
Shiage:  A fine grit finishing stone. 

Masamoto Diamond Stone Fixers
Diamond Stone Fixers
Masamoto Sharpening Stone Base
Sharpening Stone Base

Materials:  Rubber body and stainless steel 
The sharpening stone base keeps stones from sliding when sharpen your knife

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