Poplar wood, dyed and lacquered.
friction fit on a Kanehiro 240mm Gyuto
When my first of anything looks like that i might change my career!
Looks very nice!
Interesting choice on the dye, but the construction is solid!
Looks great, Mike! Both of your sayas that I've seen have made me go. Hmmmm...ringer(?) ;)
Thanks for the kind words guys. Yeah I've been experimenting with different dyes and lacquer on Poplar wood. I think I've decided to just go the natural wood route, and buy some premium wood from one of the vendors on this forum.
Another saya I just finished.
Friction Fit saya on a 240mm Takeda Gyuto
Nice work. I see you're also using a saw rasp. Those things make this process soooo much easier.
Nice job! Did you intend to carve it in addition to laminating it, or did it just end up not fitting without a little adjustment? My Shig did that to me, I had to alter the interior of the sheath to get the tang to fit without stressing the wood.