Ito is the traditional cord wrap on the handles of Japanese swords. This wrap serves many purposes, as it helps to reinforce the tsuka, improves grip and is aesthetically pleasing. It also lends a personal touch to the sword, as it comes in a wide variety of colors.
This is our imported Japanese silk ito in navy blue. Silk is the most traditional and most durable type of ito.
Sold in increments of one foot.
Calculating the Length: The easiest method of calculating the length of Ito you need is to measure the length of your tsuka in inches. Then convert the inches into feet and add three additional feet. For example is you have an 11 inch tsuka then you would need 14 feet of Ito.
Adding Lengths: We sell the Ito by foot lengths. You can add additional feet to your order by adjusting the quantity on the right hand side of the screen next to the Add to Cart button. For example if you need 14 feet of Ito then you would type 14 in the Quantity box.
*Sword not included.
Imported from Japan More traditional than Chemical Fiber More durable than Cotton
Material: Japanese Silk Specs will vary from order to order.
Shipping & Returns
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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.