Sageo have been used on Japanese swords for many centuries. The purpose of the Sageo is to hold the scabbard into the obi belt and keep it from slipping. It is also used at times to secure the katana into its saya by wrapping the sageo around the tsuka and tying it off. Another traditional use was using it to tie kimono sleeves back while training or fighting so they didnít get in the way.
Ito is the cord wrap on the handles of Japanese swords. Its purpose is both aesthetic and functional: Ito comes in a wide array of color to suit every taste, and it helps reinforce the tsuka and prevent failure.
We carry authentic Japanese Ito as well as Hanwei, and currently offer Leather, Silk, Cotton, and Chemical Fiber.
We sell the Hanwei Ito by the roll and the Japanese Imported Ito by foot lengths.