I have some questions regarding how the Shikoro and liner is attached to a Zunari Kabuto. I've noticed that most use a sort of brass rivet or pin to hold the shikoro to the helmet, but I've also seen instances of lacing holding them together alongside the pins, usually at the back and behind the Fukigaeshi. Is the lacing for the liner? The method of attaching the liner is eluding me too, so far I've been only able to find instructions for making them, not lining the Kabuto with them.
I haven't been able to find any in-depth documentation on how they're made, so I'm a bit stuck not knowing how the construction works. I've added a few images to show what I'm asking about;
Thanks everyone, hopefully I've explained myself well enough Look forward to finding out what you know!
Just to develop this a little further from what Dave wrote (and he's really the guy that can offer detailed guidance on all of this), the cords just behind the fukigaeshi and at the back actually form loops on the inside of the hachi's koshimaki through which the shinobi-no-o (helmet cord) is itself looped through. The ukebari (helmet liner) is a special cloth that has concentric threads stitched in and is attached to the koshimaki.
As I said, hopefully Dave can provide more specific info on how to make some of these items, if that's your intention.
Ah I see, so am I safe to assume that there is a row of small holes across the bottom edge of the Koshimaki for the stitching, that's covered by the Shikoro? That could explain why the liner in the bottom right image is unattached at the front.
Do you know of any resources that show how it's all put together in more detail?
(edit) And thanks John! That's all helpful stuff Starting to get more of an idea about the construction