Japan inspired watch strap using Golden calf leather, Menuki ornament from Japanese Katana sword, Yellow stitching, matched with a Golden stainless steel butterfly clasp buckle.
A menuki is actually part of the Japanese katana or Japanese sword. Menuki are small ornaments under the handle of a katana placed on opposite sides of the handle and they come in pairs.
An example where the menuki might be the centrepiece of a katana.
Essentially, the menuki are the decorative metal ornaments the are woven under the tsuka-ito of (handle wrapping) of a katana and were originally made to hide the mekugi pins that secure the tsuka to the tang of the blade. They are normally positioned forward on one side and back on the other. These are your hand positions with the menuki fitting into your palms. On unique tsuka wrappings such as katate-maki (battle wrap) the menuki may be woven into the centre as a decorative ornament.
A menuki tucked under thread weavings which cover the sword’s handle.
These finely crafted metal accessories are typically made of brass or copper, although more ornate ones can be made from silver or even solid gold.
Lug width: 24mm
Longer strap: 125mm
Shorter strap: 75mm
Strap width: 34mm taper to 24mm
Golden calf leather, Menuki ornament from Japanese Katana sword, Yellow stitching, Golden stainless steel butterfly clasp buckle, Yellow edge paint
* The watch face is not included, only for illustration purposes.
* Contact us for customised lug width, length, and thickness (Whatsapp +65 86567631, firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Also available for Apple Watch & other smart watches.
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Designed & handcrafted by Tong, Watch strap artist, 47Ronin#0
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