This was a cool project. The handle is my Water Camo laminate where I press fabric and epoxy into a mold and for a solid block that I can use as handle material, similar to Micarta. Customer wanted a saya made with the same laminate material, so I did a stacked up laminate and used it as the side panels with the wood spacer:
Takeda 90mm Petty saya, Bolivian Rosewood and Basswood spacer:
Bolivian Rosewood saya for a Honyaki 270mm Kiritsuke:
I did a new handle for the knife as well with 2, 3/8" thick SS pieces, Dyed Black and Stabilized Redwood handle and rear SS end cap.
240mm Saya in Bocote, 210mm Saya in Lacewood and a little 150mm petty saya in Bloodwood.
Bloodwood and Bolivian Rosewood are 2 of my favorite woods to use as the side panels.
I think these were my first 2 in Cherry and Bolivian Rosewood IIRC.
I will put together a thread for Saya's, another thread for rehandles, and then WIP's for each with a tutorial of how I do them as I get some time. I'm going to be pretty swamped in the next 2 weeks and then things should level out I hope!