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    Here is my first saya on my Ealy. It is Bolivian rosewood.
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    Here is my first attempt at a Wa handle on my Yoshikane. It is Bethlehem olive wood with Redwood burl. I tend to like bigger handles, but this is a little too big. It would have been perfect for a cleaver. I am probably going to make a 2nd attempt for this knife. The marks of the handle are from rubber bands that I am using to hold its old saya on before I make a new one. Wish I had noticed them before i took the pictures.
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    Those may be basswood spacers, but don't tell anybody
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    Nice work, Great job on your first saya!

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    Nice work, Great job on your first saya!
    Thanks.
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    that saya looks amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumcloud509 View Post
    that saya looks amazing
    Thanks.
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    Forgecraft Wa conversion

    This is my first wa conversion. I think it turned out great. This is for a competition I am having with a friend to see who can restore a Forgie better.

    The woods are stabilized Maple and Claro Walnut with white spacers. I am still going to make a saya for it after the thanksgiving business is over in the restaurant. I am planning on making it a WIP to help first timers on the Saya making competition.

    I wish the pictures showed off how glossy the handle is. Also this has two days of Thanksgiving prep worth of patina on it.
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    That Forgie looks gorgeous! Handle just a bit too big for my taste but looks really nice.
    Awesome work, keep going

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    I would love to see a WIP on that handle conversion!

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    Nice work but you weren't kidding when you like big handles.
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    It's more photo perspective.

    This handle does have a dramatic taper, but the front is in line with the machi, and the taper follows the lines of the knife itself beautifully.

    This is Michaels nicest work I've seen.

    Maybe a photo with the blade facing front would help....
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