Adventures in Saya Making
As some of you may remember, I started trying to make a saya for one of Devin's "spicy white steel" knives. After making it, I found that I was not satisfied and in typical fashion for me, proceeded to go off of the deep end and make a few more sayas (including a new one for Devin's knife. Thought I would show you how I'm progressing.
First, Devin's knife (original and replacement, both made of curly maple)
next, a couple of Del's knives (both in poplar)
A couple of Will's
Gyuto in Bloodwood
and a Nakiri in Paduk
A Marko Gyuto in Bubinga
HHH Gyuto in Yellowheart
Pierre Suji in Walnut
and a Pierre Petty in Cocobolo
I am currently working on a couple of others, which I hope to have done in a day or so. I have learned a lot of things doing this, primarily that I need to invest in a a band saw and a belt sander. Doing it by hand, while satisfying, is very slow.
Any comments on the work or on recommendations for power equipment would be welcome.:biggrin: I will add to this as I finish the others.