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    Question Making a saya -?-

    Hi, I have a Ninjato and I want to make a nice wooden saya for it because the one it came with sucks. Is there an online tutorial or perhaps a page with info on the subject?

    Thanks

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    Ok, I found a tutorial but it says I have to use "Ho wood" from japan, is there some other kind of wood equivalent to it that I could find on this side of the world?

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    Jac, look at poplar. I have a saya made of it and it turned out ok.
    Gary Chase
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    Jac,

    Please sign your posts with your full name. It is E-Budo policy.

    Thanks,
    George Kohler

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    Sorry, I didn't know.

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    Ho wood is known as magnolia wood here. My advice would be to sell the ninja to and buy a proper sword. They look better as a 'wall hanger' as a cheap display one and a reasonably priced one can be used to learn iaido. You can also use it for ninjutsu, see elsewhere on this bbs for insights into ninja to....
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    The tutorial you found, where was that? I agreed to make a saya for a friend and I think this would be of a great help. Thank you.

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    A quick breakdown can be found here ... http://www.knives.com/frameset.html

    Another place for more info ... http://www.sayashi.com/

    How to lacquer can be found here ... http://pages.prodigy.net/tlbuck/lac.htm

    Cheers,
    Paul Smith
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    Awesome! Thank you.

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