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Handle Wrapping Tutorial

By Laitz
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A tutorial for all of you whom may need a bit of help in Japanese-style handle wrapping. Recommended for cosplay swords.

EDIT: I made a revised version of this tutorial, which includes how to tie the ending knot. It can be found here.
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Anniina85's avatar
oooo sweet. I've been wondering how this is done. Thank you for this!
fimoman's avatar
I'm making a cosplay version of Wabisuke from Bleach, so this is really helpful, because the handle has the diamond pattern wrapping like this.

Thank you so much! The other tutorials on the net are so confusing.
But do you think this sword of wrapping would work with silk instead of cloth tape?
Morndulin's avatar
HUGE thanks for making this. I've been searching for tutorial on the traditional tsukamaki, but hadn't found it yet.

I'm definately going to use this on my next sword!
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Laitz's avatar
Thank you ^^
fixinman's avatar
Could you post a tutorial on how to do a tutorial? Yes this is a serious question. You do a very good one.
Laitz's avatar
Thats a really good question.. I suppose most of it would it just tips though. But, I'll consider about it. If I get the spare time, I might try doing it. ;)
Aei-kae-aei's avatar
That is so awesome I think I might go try that now, this really is genius :D
Laitz's avatar
Its traditional handle wrapping, after all. Nothing gets better than the original thing. ;)
PedroEscamoso's avatar
I did it! /o/ [link]
Thanks for the tutorial :D

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Your wonderful Resouces have been featured here.[link]

Thank you for providing the gallery with such awesome Resources.:heart:
chioky's avatar
You have just done a great act of kindness to the cosplay world *worships*
Laitz's avatar
I'm glad I could at least contribute something back. ^^
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