Don't know about the back. I think they used different hardware on the sword, because this carry was mostly for the battlefield. As far as the hip carry, first, put on your obi (belt). Then, slide your sheath (edge up)into the belt, under one turn of the belt and over the other. Your sageo (strings) should come to just above the belt. Then, pull them down, back, up between the sheath and your body, over the top of the sheath, and then pull them down between the body and sheath. (basically just wrapping around in a counterclockwise circle. If you want it to be extra secure, you can do another turn. Every ryu probably has their own method of wearing the sword, but this one works fine. Hope it helps!