Ito Handle Wrap for Japanese Samurai Swords: Katana, Wakizashi, and Tanto
Wakizashi, Tanto, & Katana Handle Wraps
An ito is the traditional Japanese sword hilt wrapping material that creates the diamond-shaped pattern along a sword’s hilt. At Swords of Northshire, any sword you order already comes with an ito wrap. You can even customize your handle wrap color or material when you design your own katana!
If you’re looking to swap out the ito wrapping on your original sword, you can shop our selection to find a wrapping material that will make your sword look brand new.
Our ito wrap selection includes over 20 different colors and two unique materials. Choose the classic silk fabric or upgrade to the sturdier leather material. Our silk fabric colors include nearly every hue in the rainbow, from red and orange to green, blue, and purple. We also offer black and brown leather for a small additional charge.
Choosing a Tsuka
Each of these wakizashi or katana handle wraps is made to order specifically for your sword. We provide a custom amount of material for most sword handles (tsuka), but you may also choose to purchase an additional tsuka with your ito. If you’re ordering a tsuka, you must specify the type of sword handle you want or include a custom length in the comments when you check out. We recommend purchasing your tsuka with one of our custom swords to ensure it fits the tang correctly.
When ordering the ito wrap alone, please write your handle length in the order comments section during checkout, and we'll provide a good amount of Japanese sword hilt wrapping material for the handle.