A closeup shot of the finished hilts of my three swords for Zoro: from the top down, Wadou Ichimonji, Kitetsu III, and Yubashiri.
Wadou's hilt is wrapped in white twill tape. Kitetsu's is wrapped in leather with a gold (brass?) embossing-metal accent. Yubashiri's is sanded smooth and painted black like its black-lacquer finish, with metal and paperclay accents.