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strangepair03
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:11 pm    Post subject: Shureido sai gone? Reply with quote

Anyone else here heard that Shureido are not making sai anymore??
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not heard about that, which doesn't really mean anything. The Shureido USA site, the one out of California, still has sai's for sale. By that fact, I have to believe that they are still selling sai's.

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JR 137
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shureido hand-makes just about everything. If some places are out of stock, it could mean that they haven't made them in a while and have to play catch-up. I'm sure they make a specific number at a time rather than continually making them.

As sensei8 said, Shureido USA will be able to answer if they're still making them or not. Shady retailers may tell you they're not making them if they're out of stock to get you to buy something else.
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strangepair03
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Gents.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologize for replying to an old thread, but I'd like to share some news I received this morning:

Shureido is no longer making chrome sai. They're still going to make plain steel and stainless steel though.
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