Pure Silk Sword Strap, Ridged Set, Whale, 8 Shaku (about 240cm)

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This strap has a raised center, like the ridges in a farm field. The center of the cord is slightly raised.

When knotted, the ridges act as an anti-slip barrier to prevent unraveling, so it was widely used as a sword strap in the Edo period.

The color of the strap is selected from shades of indigo. It is a traditional and simple way to make a sword cord, but the use of two colors gives it a wavy, three-dimensional look.

Even though it looks like the strap is too wide to fit through the chestnut-shaped hole, the thin ends shrink slightly, allowing the cord to fit through.

The two streaks of colors are different on the front and back.

The shading on the ridges makes the colors appear richer.

The balance of the color scheme changes depending on the angle of view.

Item name Pure Silk Sword Strap, Ridged Set, Whale,
Product Description The center of the cord is raised like the ridges of a farm field. The width is about 13mm and the thickness is about 4mm. Both ends of the cord are thin and loose, so it is easy to thread through the chestnut-shaped hole, but please make sure it fits your sword.
Dimensions Length: 8 shaku (about 240 cm), not including tassels
Width: about 13 mm,
Thickness: about 4 mm
Material 100% silk
Precautions Please note that the picture of the product may differ slightly from the actual product due to the environment of your monitor and the lighting during shooting.


Frequently Asked Questions

About the arrival of out-of-stock items
As we produce each product in turn, the timing of the arrival of products that are out of stock is basically undecided. 
However, there are some cases where we are able to have the product in stock at the store even though it is marked as out of stock, so please contact us.

Is it possible to purchase items other than the specified size?
Please contact us before you place an order, as some products are available.

Can you tie the strap to the sheath?
Please contact us before placing an order. We are sorry, but we cannot accept requests to tie the strap to the scabbard.

What if the strap I purchased is too tight?

The strap will become softer and more comfortable as you use it. If you want to soften it intentionally, please try the following method. 

  1. Boil a kettle and let the steam flow evenly over the strap.
  2. When silk threads are steamed, they will retain moderate moisture.
  3. Dry them with warm air or natural wind to release the excess moisture and loosen the strap's firmness.


Repeating this process will gradually soften the strap's yarn.

Alternatively, if you are not in a hurry, hang the strap in a dark and well-ventilated place out of the sun, and it will soften naturally over time.