This sword is handmade with no power tools (except a drill) out of strip pine wood and its full tang. Ah finnaly the second sword of the Second Bleach Sword Project is done only 6 more to go!! Lets hope we find out its name so I can change the title.
I had trouble with the handle wrapping. To me every other part of the sword is to my satisfaction except the handle wrapping. Since I didnt have the correct colour handle wrap I couldnt use hockey tape which I was familiar with. So I had to try and use the ribbon handle wrapping. Now I spent hours trying to work out how to do it, the ribbon being very weak didnt help atall. Until I worked out how to do it through hardwork the secret is you have to make sure the knots are really, really tight. I mean close to breaking point tight, only when the handle wrap is really tight will the handle look clean. Since this is my first time using it, it isnt going to be perfect but I will improve!!
Part 1 (Tools and Equipment): [link] Part 2 (Planning and Drawing): [link] Part 3 (Cutting out the Sword): [link] Part 4 (Cutting out the Tsuba): [link] Part 5 (Sharpening the Sword): [link] Part 6 (Sculpting the Details): [link] Part 7 (Painting and Glossing): [link] Part 8 (Constructing the Sword): [link]</sub>
I read you had trouble with the hilt wrapping. May I suggest that you use a long strip of double sided tape in both edges of the hilt. It saves time and trouble and it will hold the wrapping in its place for show and if you ever use it. Thatís what I did with my Ulqiorra blade. And donít forget to burn the ribbon at the ends so it doesnít fray. If you do this it would make it alot easyer for you ^^
Hey choi Bleach is 1 of my favorite things I was wondering if you could make me a Ulquiorra Zanpakuto? Like the 1 in ur gallery on deviantart and if so how much would it cost me? Your work is the best i've seen with bleach wooden cosplay swords and it's truly admirable and I would be truly honored if you could sell me 1 if so reply to my post and can you please tell me your email so we can talk about further details well anyway keep doing your great work and please reply .
Oh last thing lol yeah i'm interested in either a byakuya ulquiorra or grimmjow sword/zanpakuto.
please tell me how long it would take to make for each 1 [note i only want 1 of em lol] and the cost well ty and please reply truly hope you can make and sell me 1 I would treasure it forever . Note that whole thing on ca.cosplay i replied on so ye lol (help me chioky your my only hope). rofl.
you know i wonder if it makes a difference what kind of ribbon you use. because i used a gosgrain ribbon rather than a satin one and i didn't have so many problems with slipping and such. by the way, the handle turned out really well! i used your tutorial and a random sword i had. [link]
i know it's not the best picture but it's the only one i have with the sword. just thought i'd share this with you.
really? i dunno i just sorta popped into the fabric store and found some ribbon. :/ and unfortunately i didn't make the sword. i don't have the time. i sort of sanded one that my brother bought at a convention and painted it. and i'm glad you like my cosplay!my mommy made it ^__^ i'll try and get a better picture of the sword. because i'm really glad with how it turned out.