This is my take on doing a basic Tsukamaki, hope it helps :)http://forum.sword-buyers-guide.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6825
here it is https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wrap-a-samurai-sword-handle/
very confusing, some $#!% about rice is less confusing than this one (i don't know what the f&ck the rice is about but it's cool
If you wait a few days I am making a instructable on how to make one.
How to do Tsukamaki? Hmm...Well, I do have a collection of Tsukamaki tutorials...http://pages.prodigy.net/tlbuck/tsuka/tsuka.htmhttp://laitz.deviantart.com/art/Handle-Wrapping-Tutorial-85651816http://laitz.deviantart.com/art/Handle-Wrapping-Tutorial-v-2-89018344http://captain0marauding.deviantart.com/art/Tsukamaki-Tutorial-Cord-107283109http://captain0marauding.deviantart.com/art/Tsukamaki-Tutorial-Ribbon-95232942There you go. If you want a nice tsuka (handle), you have to use genuine tsuka ito. But you can also use ribbon, cord, or even shoe lace.
there are a few different ways to get that look. http://pages.prodigy.net/tlbuck/tsuka/tsuka.htm is where i first learned how. it gives a good overview of a few different styles and finishing knots.doing a Google search for Tsuka Maki will brink up a bunch of other sites and a few videos.
There are plenty of wraps for handles.
the way I've seen is while wrapping diagonally with a webbed ribbon, at each wrap, give the ribbon a 180 twist, to give it a cross. Repeat ad nauseum.