Not all odoshi is the same!
If you have read the odoshi section of this website you will already know that I manufacture the braid here in the UK. When I began this venture my aim was to replicate the odoshi that is sold in Japan, matching the weave and quality. After many months of trial and error, I believe that I have created a braid that is an improvement over the Japanese version. The reason for this is that I have worked out a process to pre-stretch the braid. For example, the Japanese 7mm version will pull tight to 5mm, my 7mm will pull down to 6.5mm. This makes lacing easier as the strands will hang at the correct lengths with no risk of distortion in later years.
I will be stocking 11 basics colours, these will be available in widths of 5mm – 10mm. If required I can make a wider braid and special mimi-to weaves.
Custom Authentic Odoshi Colours
When I’m working on an armour restoration I used custom colours. For example, the Carrot stock colour is not the same tone as deep orange Aka, therefore it has to be dyed. I don’t keep dyed odoshi in stock as such, but I do have a very large personal supply. If you need a different of more authentic tone please contact me. I may have some, or I could dye a batch.
Please contact me for details.