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Mike Davis
05-01-2013, 10:15 AM
Been trying to make this one for over a year. This is what happened the first time...Flaw in the steel construction from the mill.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2013-01-12_22-12-55_440.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/2013-01-12_22-12-55_440.jpg.html)
I regrouped and started all over( kept the one above...it is hanging in my shop lol) and think i got it figured out.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040385_zpsbc7604fd.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040385_zpsbc7604fd.jpg.html)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040354_zps2fa7a582.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040354_zps2fa7a582.jpg.html)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040356_zpsb912b864.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040356_zpsb912b864.jpg.html)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040386_zps11b6e804.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040386_zps11b6e804.jpg.html)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040359_zps6ed6fb45.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040359_zps6ed6fb45.jpg.html)

I will list this one as soon as i get a saya done. How does it look?

ejd53
05-01-2013, 10:21 AM
I regrouped and started all over( kept the one above...it is hanging in my shop lol) and think i got it figured out.

Ya think? Lol, looks like you figured it out just fine, Mike.

Mike Davis
05-07-2013, 11:32 AM
So i managed to get a saya done. Tried to match it to the handle as best as possible. It has a handle of stabilized claro walnut, hippo ivory spacer and indonesian ebony ferrule, saya is curly walnut also.
Dimensions are Blade: 180mm on edge. 50mm tall at the heel 5mm thick. 1095, differentially heat treated to produce a nice hamon.
Handle : 139mm long, 16/22mm ferrule and 19/26mm butt end.
Weight is 339 grams.
Price is $525 plus shipping.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040430_zps7679ab83.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040430_zps7679ab83.jpg.html)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040432_zps7f2795d8.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040432_zps7f2795d8.jpg.html)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040433_zps581fafb6.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040433_zps581fafb6.jpg.html)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1040437_zpsfdd7c117.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/munky2/media/P1040437_zpsfdd7c117.jpg.html)

Zwiefel
05-07-2013, 01:47 PM
D@mn shame this is for you right-handed types....looks great!

ejd53
05-07-2013, 01:58 PM
Looks great, Mike.

Mike Davis
05-08-2013, 12:34 AM
Usuba is SPF!!!

Von blewitt
05-08-2013, 06:39 AM
Nice!!! Great work Mike. Congrats to the buyer

Mike Davis
05-08-2013, 09:04 AM
Thanks!!! Was a blast to make.