Sayas are a pain to order because they probably need to be custom in most cases. So I looked up some info and tried to make an el cheapo balsa wood saya because I have an exacto knife but no woodworking tools. Right off the bat I screwed up the template as I cut the wrong part off. I should've sliced off the section for the bolster/ferrule but instead cut off the elongated section where the pin should go. But since I didn't have an extra piece of balsa to start again, so I switched over to trying to make a friction fit saya. The knife (Shinji Fujishita gyuto) has a really thick neck going into the handle, so I figured that would hold the saya in place. Measuring the slot for the blade: Carved out the blade area to space the sides: Checking the blade fit: Tapering down the spacer down towards the tip for better friction fit: Lining it up: Glued up with wood glue then clamped with clothespins and whatever else I had at home: Letting it dry about 24 hours then going to see how it fits. In the meantime, I'll probably pick up some more wood to make more sayas. I'm thinking of trying basswood for the sides and balsa wood for the spacer because that's what the edge will contact.