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Leather Tsukaito Jisei Single-Colored, Fine Weaving
Made in Japan
Material: 100% Japanese leather
Length: 300 cm to 600 cm
Width: 1 cm
Available in: black, brown, blue, light brown, brown, dark brown, uguisu green, grey and fuji (red) colors.
Unlike a Sageo, that can feature many different types of weaving, the Tsukaito has to be relatively thin and tightly woven.
Leather does not absorbs sweat but offers an excellent grip and is the most durable material. Leather is available in standard and suede version (napped finish). The latter has a slightly better grip if you have sweaty hands, it keeps dye better and is therefore available in more colors than standard leather; it is, however, slightly less durable.
This Japanese leather Tsukaito can be used for any Iaito or Shinken and is sold per meter, the US metric conversion is given approximately, the length is cut using the international metric system. You will need 300 cm (3 m) for a Wakizashi Tsuka, and 400 to 500 cm (4 to 5 m) for an Iaito Tsuka.