蛇腹巻 Jabaramaki / Belly Wrap
What is Jabaramaki in Japanese Katana terminology?
This is one of the methods of Tsukamaki (handle wrapping). Instead of using a flat woven handle thread like a general Tsukamaki, a thread twisted with fine threads is used. By combining these, a texture is created for grip and slip prevention. It is not only practical but also visually considered, and the combination of threads enhances the decorative effect.