How to Do basic Tsuka-Maki (wrap the tsuka) on a katana
Ever hear of Tsuka-Maki? Nope? Well, Tsuka-Maki literally means the art of wrapping the tsuka, which is the hilt or sword handle. There is a mighty elogance and complexity to Tsuka-Maki, but this video tutorial will show you how to do basic Tsuka-Maki. You can do this on your katana, but realize this is the basic form of wrapping the hilt or handle. If you want a more permanent wrap or are wrapping a higher end sword, use hishigami.