Saya & Guards

Sayas are wooden sheaves that hold the blade of your knife and protect its edge from damage and from damaging you. They can be made from a number of different wood types but all serve the same purpose. Knife storage can be trick to get right, if you've invested in a great knife you want to keep it sharp and protect that edge from any knocks or bangs and a Saya does that well. The box that our knives ship out in can be used short term but they tend to get battered and stained over time so thinking about how best to store your knives early avoids any damage to them or you.

Sayas are the more traditional way of storing a knife in Japan, if you ever have to move your knives then they offer great protection. If not then take a look at our magnetic knife racks if you want a storage solution for multiple knives.

Please note: Not all our knives fit into all the Sayas so please double check that your knife is listed on the description for Saya you want before purchase.


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Blade guard
Blade guard
from £5.00
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Konosuke GS+ Sayas - Cutting Edge Knives
Konosuke GS+ Sayas
from £20.00
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Oster Rob Sayas - Cutting Edge Knives
Oster Rob Saya - Petty Size
£20.00
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Oster Rob Sayas - Cutting Edge Knives
Oster Rob Saya - Santoku Size
£23.00
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Shibata Kotetsu Ko Bunka Saya - Cutting Edge Knives
Shibata Kotetsu Ko Bunka Saya
£24.00
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Handmade Leather Saya - Nakiri
Handmade Leather Saya - Nakiri
£20.00
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ZDP-189 bunka saya - Cutting Edge Knives
ZDP-189 bunka saya
£25.00
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Handmade Leather Saya - Sujihiki
Handmade Leather Saya - Sujihiki
£22.00
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Handmade Leather Saya - Large Petty
Handmade Leather Saya - Large Petty
£16.00
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Oster Rob Saya - For 240mm Gyuto
Oster Rob Saya - For 240mm Gyuto
£27.00
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Handmade Leather Saya - Small Petty
Handmade Leather Saya - Small Petty
£15.00

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

Ally & James

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