The sensei of my school asked me to gives this saya a new lacquer and gave me full charge in how to do this. Considering he often wears the indigo hakama and gi, I thought of giving this saya a matching approach.
The lacquer consist of a very dark brown ground layer, followed by clear blue and tapped off with some red tamponate. Transparent layers were than placed with silver and gold flakes. after polishing another blue layer was added.
The result is a wonderful deep blue coloured saya with a mystic appeal. One of my favorite projects.
Saya of iaito.
size: 2.5 shaku
Lacquer: Transparent blue with zilver and gold flakes