Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 10:33 Posted by Shadley Hax 6 Comments

My most recent kitchen accessory.

I made a saya for my Sabatier brand kitchen knife. Theyre not the best knives, but they are a notch or two above the usual crap you can easily buy and for around £20 you can't really knock em. It's made of X50CrMov15, which as far as I can tell is proprietary to Sabatier and it seems like a godo enough steel. It's survived a while with me so it passes the 'shad cant be trusted with a spoon' test at least.

Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 02:46 Posted by Shadley Hax 1 Comment

As you know, I've been rebuilding this wakizashi. The different thickness of the tsuba has caused a couple of issues, but these are all easily fixable and so I've gotten back to it.

I actually ended up going with a new tsuka core, being as the one I had for it was cracked and I didnt trust it. I wont be held responsible for someone swinging a sword, the tsuka failing and a long metal razor being hurled towards anybody.. or even at a wall. This is an expensive piece of metal ya know? ;)

So, after making sure the tsuka fit perfectly, and that it was cut to size, I ended up with this (the photos get better as I have a new phone now, this one is awful, but be patient :) )