Ito Handle Wrap for Japanese Samurai Swords

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Swords of Northshire is proud to offer free US shipping for all of our products. Shipping times vary based on location and customization.

We are incredibly proud of our craftsmanship. Thus, we offer a lifetime guarantee on ALL our swords. If ever you have issues with our blades, simply give us a shout. We will repair or replace your sword for no charge. We send our products through verified shipping to ensure safe and reliable handling; if somehow your sword is not delivered, we will refund you 100% the cost.

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 Selection

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.

Have questions about purchasing any of our sword accessories? We’re here to help, so reach out to someone on our team for additional assistance.

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We pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service. We’re in direct contact with you regarding your order from start to finish. We also send pictures of the finished sword for your approval (and excitement!) before shipping. Other companies may accept orders and rush to fulfill them as soon as possible, whereas all of our swords are hand-forged and made to order by master smiths using the time-honored traditional Japanese & Chinese techniques. These swords are not fashioned on an assembly line; each is crafted with the care & respect the heritage deserves.

We refer to Japanese Quality to emphasize the difference from swords that are Made in China and of low quality & mass produced. All of our swords are fully handmade-to-order in the traditional way they have been forged for many generations. Many Longquan swordsmiths received their knowledge directly from Japanese forges; there is a rich history of information sharing between the two cultures. In these modern times, a Japanese Katana and a Longquan Katana are functionally the same.

Forever guarantee: We stand behind the quality of our swords. After your sword is created at the forge, we will send you pictures and will only ship after your approval. If at any time you have issues with the craftsmanship of your sword, please reach out to us and we will do our best to make things right.

Unless indicated otherwise, every sword is hand-forged and made-to-order for a high-quality & unique product created for you. This intricate process takes 3-4 weeks to complete. We’ll send pictures of your sword by email for confirmation (please whitelist to make sure you get our email). Tanto and wakizashi swords usually take around 4 weeks. Highly customized swords such as blades of a custom length or custom painted scabbards will typically take 4-5 weeks. For most orders, we estimate 4-6 weeks from the time the order is submitted to when you receive it. If you need a sword by a specific date or within a shorter time frame, contact us and we can see about prioritizing your order.

We ship to anywhere in the United States for free! For all other countries, we offer a flat shipping rate of $19.

Customers are responsible for customs taxes & duties.

Yes, you can customize every sword on our website. Even if you’re not happy with the existing options available to you, you can request just about any change you could think of. We can change most fittings, wrappings, and blade coloring (black, red, or blue) for free. These kinds of requests can be made in the order comments section during checkout. If what you need done is more complex and might cost extra, please contact us with your request. If you make a request in the comments section when ordering your sword and it happens to cost extra we’ll kindly follow-up and explain the cost difference and send an invoice for the cost if you’re happy with it.

Yes we've recreated many customer's favorite swords, please send details and pictures to and we’ll let you know about the possibilities and quote.

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