This question may be to late to answer....
Do you have any idea of how many feet of tape you used when you wrapped the handle?
I'm considering ordering some cork tape (posted in the Amago Handle thread) but would like some real world knowledge to estimate with. (Wrapping a single pass with a cloth tape 1" wide I get 3'.)
The tape that I used was 41" long and 1" wide - you can see that I overlapped wraps though.
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Ebisu, Iwana 11'ft (with additional short handle), Amago, Ito, Ayu II