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Katana Handle Wrapping Tut
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By Hexuas   |   Watch
Published: January 7, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 Hexuas
WARNING - Big File.

This is a tutorial for wrapping a katana handle.

I used this method, for my Bleach Cosplay, seen here. [link]

If anyone uses it, I would love it if you could link me.

Any questions or comments, you can either leave me a comment, or send me a note.

I hope this tut helps people out there!
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angelbolt85's avatar
i'm cosplaying as Zer0 from borderlands 2 and will this to make my katana repersent my irish heritage
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crow5derlockHobbyist Digital Artist…
I used it on my Display Wakizashi.

Doesn't look as clean i must admit, but it fits the hand far better.
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AnikayakushiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this! I'm cosplaying as Yuno Gasai this year, and I wanted to make her katana with that black dress, so thank you thank you thank you! I'll be sure to link you a picture! :3
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Hi I'm from Des Moines Iowa in the U.S. and wanted to know where can I find Ito wraps?
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puricoXDStudent Filmographer
this was very helpful!
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puricoXDStudent Filmographer

there ya go
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crimsonwingz076Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. Now i need is a wood handle for my umbrella. XD
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Padawan-RaZenHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm gonna try this for my Lightsaber, add a bit of flair to it. I'll definitely post pics once it's done, and will deinitely credit you :P
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Oujisama-YukiHobbyist Artist
I think I'm going to try this as well - will definitely link you if I can get it to work :)
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AdvancedMangaHobbyist General Artist
Thank you soooooooooo much! This was so helpful! I just used it for Rukia's zanpaktou and it came out fantastic!
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Glad I could help you out so much!
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This is going to be super helpful for when I cosplay Raimei. Thanks for making this! It kind of reminds me of lacing pointe shoes, lol.
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Not a problem! Glad it's still helpful to people after so long! ;3
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It's nice seeing people put up tutorials (it's actually the nicest thing an artist can possibly do).

You do however realize, that this is not the traditionally correct way of wrapping the handle (tsuka)?
I don't wanna appear flaming or anything, I'd just have to point it out. If your aim is a traditional look, search for other tutorials around (there are lots) that show the correct (and in my opinion more beautiful) way of wrapping the tsuka.
buffini's avatar
thanks for this :) i want to do this for my bokken. does it slip of the bottom easily?
Hexuas's avatar
Not a problem!

It doesn't slip off if you wrap the material around the bottom enough times and tie a knot. Mine's still perfect and it's two years later.
buffini's avatar
oh cool. thank you soooo much :3
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SabishiiMeigaHobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!! It was a damn useful tutorial and easy to learn!! :D

Your tutorial was the first I found while I was searching how to "ribbonize" my Katana handle. It took me about 5 minute to get the trick and in 45 minutes my handle was completed.

Soon I'll upload the pictures, because I still need to finish the blade. :D
Hexuas's avatar
Hey ;D

That's great to here, glad I could be of some help to you!

You'll have to send me the pictures when you're done!
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SabishiiMeigaHobbyist General Artist
Sure I will :P

Err... I'm new here so you want me to attach the picture in a message, or that I link your profile in the description of my deviation?

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I don't mind, haha. Up to you!

Just glad i could be of some help.
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SabishiiMeigaHobbyist General Artist
Here it is, my completed project ;P

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Thanks, it looks awesome!
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thankyou very much! all the pictures really helped!
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