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CUSTOM SAYA

A practical saya for a shinken. Traditional made with magnolia wood. Perfect shaped to the sword.

This saya was made to serve the practical purpose of iaido. The magnolia wood is a rather soft and gentle wood with a near perfect rasin and acid level.

An important difference with a display saya is the inner circle of wood within the koyguchi. The sword must be snuggly embraced in the saya to give it its best performance.

All the ornaments are made from buffalo horn such as the koyguchi, kurigata and the kojiri. the lacquer for this saya, althoug similar to the display saya, is a warm ochre with gold flakes inlay.

  • CLIENT

    me

  • PROJECT

    custom saya

  • YEAR
    2016
  • DESCRIPTION

    Saya of shinken.
    size: 2.5 shaku
    Wood: magnolia
    Lacquer: Transparent ochre with hints of red and gold flakes.
    Finish: Shellac