Replacing kote himo

I’ve been wanting to replace my kote himo ever since the lace attached to the inside of the kote started fraying. The laces finally came undone, so the immediacy of lace replacement was evident.

So I set about looking for a tutorial on how to replace the himo.

I found these diagrams at mushinkankendo:




Then I proceeded to try it myself:

Until I got to the end of one side and realized my kote only had one hole in the wrist, whereas the diagram had two. So…

I know this last part is a bit difficult to grasp but if you study the last two images you might be able to figure it out yourself.

Finally, lacing the kote…

And you’re done!

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