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Adding Kozuka/Kogai Slots in Saya

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Is it possible to add a Kozuka or Kogai slot to an existing saya? If so, who in the US is capable of performing such a task.

 

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I guess I really don't know how they are originally made. Are the pockets carved from the inside of the saya, then a thin piece is added to the inside to separate the kogatana from touching the blade of the sword? Is it all carved from the outside, then a piece is added with heavy lacquer to cover the split lines...IDK.

I have seen many videos on saya and shira-saya making, but I have never viewed a video that included the addition of accessory slots.

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Inletting the slots on a lacquered Saya sounds like a recipe for disaster. Best to have a new Saya made than destroying an original.

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The pocket is made by cutting/planing a flat on the side of the saya and then gluing on a piece of wood with a recess cut into it that forms the sides and outside of the pocket (the inside surface of the pocket is the flat on the saya). I think I have this right.

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If you hunt this site you will find a thread about having new mounts made, with progress pics.

Otherwise I suggest buying a knackered saya and taking it apart as research, and post pics here.

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