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Wood Katana Tut.-Sageo Knot by piratecaptain Wood Katana Tut.-Sageo Knot by piratecaptain
Here is one of the many promised tutorials, the Sageo. I know the file is enormous, but I wanted to be sure it was clear. Any suggestions for editing would be very appreciated. Early apology to 56kers, I'm terribly sorry.

So yeah, I hope this helps people out, it really adds to a katana. Let me know if there is any trouble understanding either picture or text. If you find this helpful, please link back so that others may find/use this too. Let me know what you're working on too, I'd like to see it!

And since this is the second to last thing I do on a sword, maybe you're asking yourself what is around the corner?

Shazaam!

Other Tutorials

Intro to the Tutorials: [link]

Part 2- Planning & Research Tutorial: [link]

Part 3- Tools & Materials Tutorial: [link]

Part 4- Drawing out the Katana: [link]

Part 5- Shaping the Blade: [link]

Part 6- Shaping the Blade (cont.): [link]

Part 7- Laying out the Habaki: [link]

Basic Chisel Tutorial: [link]

Sageo Knot Tutorial: <--- You're here!
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:iconakiraaoyama:
AkiraAoyama Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ^o^/
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ittonotoichi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
how do you make the Segeo nice and tight after tying, it always comes out lose and floppy
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LenaliaBee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you so much for all your tutorial.
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Osaki-Suzuki Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My Katana's Sageo knot came undone quite a while ago and this helped me fix it! :3 thanks for posting it!
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Mewtow4590 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Plz...how do you make a sheath/scabbard?
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:iconliovanes:
liovanes Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
WOW! Very useful!
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconliovanes:
liovanes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're most welcome. :)
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:iconattda:
Attda Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
very nice i shall use this
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:iconcommanderzhao:
commanderzhao Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
mine ended up being messy,
but its awesome!!
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear it.
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elflady-2001 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Wow, this is very clear. Thanks for taking pictures at every step!
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear it! You are very welcome.
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:iconthelordofwars:
thelordofwars Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student General Artist
is it 62 inches or cm? nice work :P
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Inches. Thank you, I hope it helps.
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athensis Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Followed through all your tutorials, and thank you so much for taking the time to do all of them! m(_ _)m

Has been making katanas using another method, but I like the more authentic method you use ^^ The videos are highly useful!
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ArashiM Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Dude awesome if there was a karma button youd be set for life. Im just getting into customization. thank you so much for posting this!
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Please forgive me, I've been gone for a very long time. You are very welcome, I'm glad it's helpful!
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Bruce8331 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Amazing tutorial! I've always wondered how the Sageo was tied. *downloads tutorial into memory bank (AKA brain)*
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gonline Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
very good tutorial! easy to follow! ;)
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much, I appreciate the positive feedback!
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gonline Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Hmm i was wondering if you're gonna make a tutorial for making the scabbard?
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup, I will be covering the whole process.
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athensis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Wow thank you so much for making the time to do this tutorial, its so detailed yet simple to follow! The next time I make another katana I'll sure try this out ^^

m(_ _)m
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem, thanks for the feedback! Let me know when you get a chance to use it!
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sai916 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
i just used this to re-tie my sageo knot!!! my kantanas sageo knot came out cause people kept messing with it and i was finally able to fix it!!! thanks!!
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piratecaptain Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, I'm glad it helped!
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sai916 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
:D it helpped ALOT!!!
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Karumaru Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
wow nice * sharingan!!!!*
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, it's an honor to be shariganed!
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Karumaru Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
very awesome guide dude :D, im looking forward to making this soon :D
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool, I'm excited to see what you do with it!
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fixinman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell you're so far ahead of me there is little I can add, except if you want to use more than three loops or get called away use a 1/2"dowel to hold the loops.
Now I have to do one of these knots on the Shadow.
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piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll be sure to add those parts in, they're good suggestions. I'm glad you'll be able to use it, I'm looking forward to Shadow!
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fixinman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
All the wood work for Shadow is finished and posted. I'll finish it and then start the scabbard. That'll be fun.
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Temeraki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Student General Artist
The loop and the other loop and loop da loop da loop da loooooploop.

It's good, I didn't find it confusing at all =D but now you've got the word loop stuck in my head for the day xD
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piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, that was my number 1 concern was overusing the word loop, so I'm glad you didn't find it confusing. I'm sorry it's stuck in your head though!
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Temeraki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Student General Artist
No problem, I used it to drive those around me insane. I normally do it anyway, you just got to pick the word for that day =D
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ArchonSolon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
I'm definitely gonna use this for the katana i'm making
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent, I'm glad it'll help!
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Epic, I thought it would be harder XD The ending quote was awesome as well~
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, I'm glad you liked the quote. It was a last minute thing and I was tired, so I'm glad it was as good as I thought it was. I had thought it would be harder too, but I'm glad it isn't. Wrapping the handle is hard enough without a complicated sheath knot too. Thanks!
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Yes, wrapping the handle is tough enough. Keeping the material in place is very hard.
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You may want to look into using hishigami, the little paper triangles used to keep the diamond shapes. I think they'll be harder to wrap them in, but it'll keep the shapes. Also, try using a clamp while you wrap, so that the ito stays put while you're working.
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
I'll use a clamp, would a spring clamp work?
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, that's what I use.
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Ok, I'll do that now.
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Weird-Devi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god!Your work is amazing.I gotta get going with my work so i can follow your tutorial.
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:iconpiratecaptain:
piratecaptain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes you do need to get going! Join the ranks of the sword makers!
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RedPill101 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
thank you for posting this, i've been wondering how you tie such a knot.
when i first saw it i thought it would be incredibly complex, but thanks to this tutorial i see that it can be done.
don't worry about the size of the file, the most important thing is that you show each and every step you do and use large pictures so it's easy to see what's happening; this is worth the wait while it loads.
thank you for sharing your knowledge with us :hug:
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