knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

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knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by Drewski » Wed May 16, 2018 3:12 pm

This is a strange request perhaps, but I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on a knife to match a beautiful saya. The saya was made for my new stock 270 KS and does not quite fit. The new KS is taller and longer than the old KS. Or, the old KS used to size the saya has had a lot of material removed from it over the years. So, I am now sitting with a beautiful saya and no knife to use it with. The dimensions of my new stock KS are: height = 54 mm, length from blade heel to blade tip = 283 mm. The saya looks like it would fit something 52 mm high and maybe 270 mm long, but the length is hard to guess since the knife is too tall to fit into the saya.

I already know an old stock 270 KS would fit, but if anyone else has any legitimate suggestions, that would be great. I was thinking about the HD2 270, but can't seem to find any information on the height of these. Anyone know the answer to that? Also, as you likely know, the KS has a long neck which makes the saya unsuitable for something with a short neck. However, I am not opposed to making a second pin hole in order to fit a shorter neck knife. Obviously the profile is a whole other issue. I know this is a long shot, but that's why I'm putting this post on this forum - all of the knowledge and expertise that I do not have.
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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by Bensbites » Wed May 16, 2018 3:25 pm

Any chance a 250 KS was used to size the saya?

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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by cedarhouse » Wed May 16, 2018 10:25 pm

"Any chance a 250 KS was used to size the saya?"

Nice point. Do you have/would it fit a 240mm?

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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by STPepper9 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:20 pm

I wonder if you could send the saya to Mark and ask him to fit a knife to it grab bag style.. Just give him some general guidelines for what your preferences and budget are. I bet he'd get a kick out of that (once he gets back).

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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by cedarhouse » Thu May 17, 2018 7:42 am

"I wonder if you could send the saya to Mark and ask him to fit a knife to it grab bag style..."

I bet Mark would be willing to match your bathmat if you sent it to him... :mrgreen:

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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by Drewski » Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm

cedarhouse wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:25 pm
"Any chance a 250 KS was used to size the saya?"

Nice point. Do you have/would it fit a 240mm?
I would hope a 250 wasn't used, since the maker knew I have a 270. Just differences between old and new KS's supposedly. Sadly I don't have a shorter (250-240) KS.

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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by Drewski » Thu May 17, 2018 12:24 pm

STPepper9 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:20 pm
I wonder if you could send the saya to Mark and ask him to fit a knife to it grab bag style.. Just give him some general guidelines for what your preferences and budget are. I bet he'd get a kick out of that (once he gets back).
Goo idea! Any idea when he gets back? Is he buying new knives or just posting to Instagram? :D kidding!

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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by RonAZ » Thu May 17, 2018 1:03 pm

My 270 HD is 51.35 in height. Hope this helps.
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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by Drewski » Thu May 17, 2018 10:33 pm

RonAZ wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 1:03 pm
My 270 HD is 51.35 in height. Hope this helps.
Ron
Thanks Ron! Fingers crossed a 270 HD will fit.

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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by RonAZ » Thu May 17, 2018 11:53 pm

The 270 HD is a well done knife that's a pleasure to use, if you get one I think you'll like it.
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Re: knife to match an old stock 270 KS saya

Post by Bensbites » Fri May 18, 2018 6:01 am

I would use a dowel, or similar to measure how much space you have for a blade inside the saya

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