SAGEO TIER 2
亀甲 [kikkō/turtle shell]
Starting at 600 EURO for 8 shaku (242 cm)
You can have one in every color!
The Samurai used turtle-shell (kikko) inspired hexagons of metal in their armor, and the kikko-gumi (turtle-shell braid) is an old design commonly found in samurai armor and koshirae. This style of sageo has a thick rectangular cross-section and can also be also quite stiff. The traditional braids were made using finger-loop-manipulation, which later evolved to being made on the takadai (tall stand), and some versions can also be made on the marudai (round stand). I mainly focus on a particular style called ryomen-kikko where the two sides of the sageo are identical but inverted.