Saya is the Japanese term for a scabbard. Making one for the petty I made last week.
I’ve not done much research on how these where traditionally made, this is the process I came up with for my materials and tools, there are probably plenty other and better ways to make these.
I also have to say this project took me quite longer than I thought it would, it turns out fitting a saya to a blade is not that straight forward or quick!
At the end this came out decently, but there is of course room for improvements. On the olive burl wood is very easy to spot the seam and adding a liner between wood and brass was not ideal since it looks like it’s abrasive enough to compromise the mirror finish on the blade.