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Bleach: Tensa Zangetsu by chioky Bleach: Tensa Zangetsu by chioky
Ichigo Kurosaki: Tensa Zangetsu (Heavenly Chains Moon Cutter) [link]

:bulletblue: Blade Length: 49 inches
:bulletblue: Handle Length: 16 inches
:bulletblue: Chain Length: 10 inches
:bulletblue: Total Length: 65 inches

This sword is handmade with no power tools (except a drill) out of strip pine wood and its full tang. The sword is not curved like in the anime or manga becuase it would prove difficult to draw a curve nearly 50 inches long.

So when i got the wood the width was the same as the blade so i kept the blade straight. Hmm this sword is long and i meant long, the handle wrapping took 3 hours sanding down and the blade took 5 hours. I spray painted for several days and adding the chain was fun.

The Bleach Sword Collection:

:star: Ichigo Kurosaki: Tensa Zangetsu [link]
:star: Rukia Kuchiki: Sode no Shirayuki [link]
:star: Kisuke Urahara: Benihime [link]
:star: Gin Ichimaru: Shinso [link]
:star: Byakuya Kuchiki: Senbonzakura [link]
:star: Sosuke Aizen: Kyoka Suigetsu [link]
:star: Kaname Tosen: Suzumushi [link]
:star: Toshiro Hitsugaya: Hyorinomaru [link]
:star: Hollow Ichigo: White Tensa Zangetsu [link]
:star: Grimmjaw Jeagerjaques: Pantera [link]
:star: Ulquiorra Schiffer: Murcielago [link]
:star: Neliel Tu: Gamuza [link]
:star: Shinji Hirako: Sakanade [link]
:star: Rangiku Matsumoto: Haineko [link]
:star: Coyote Starrk: Los Lobos [link]
:star: Tia Harribel: Tiburon [link]

The Swordmaking Tutorials:

:target: Part 1 (Tools and Equipment): [link]
:target: Part 2 (Planning and Drawing): [link]
:target: Part 3 (Cutting out the Sword): [link]
:target: Part 4 (Cutting out the Tsuba): [link]
:target: Part 5 (Sharpening the Sword): [link]
:target: Part 6 (Sculpting the Details): [link]
:target: Part 7 (Painting and Glossing): [link]
:target: Part 8 (Constructing the Sword): [link]
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When I first got into Bleach I would browse websites and forums looking for wallpapers and cool pictures. Then one day I came onto DeviantArt and tried a search for Tensa Zangetsu, and came across this deviation. This deviation and the author Chioky showed how sword making could be done with simple hand tools and a bit of hard work.

Chiokys skills have increased exponentially since creating this sword, and his results with the Espada Zanpakutos are evidence of this.
He not only produces high quality wooden swords, but also promotes sword making. He does this by a mixture of technical drawings, tutorials and guides which has earned him lots of praise and many followers.
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do you think you could make my characters zanpakuto? my character is a vizard or is it vizared, anyways he has a zanpakuto who is a scorpion, think you could do it?
chioky Mar 25, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
im afraid i cant do that
MissHannahCellaneous Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you're talented.. that is amazing!
I have a question though, hope you don't mind! I'm looking to buy a replica of this sword for my Bleach obsessed partner, my query comes from the fact that in some pictures the sword has barbs, and others it's straight/curved, and apparently there's also a white version? I'm assuming all versions are correct? Can you explain? xD
chioky Oct 18, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
There are numerous iterations of the sword now, all dependent on which form the main character ichigo is in.

So just ask your friend which version of ichigo he likes and then you can find out the right version of the sword ichigo uses
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Killfang96 Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
So that's what it's name means.
chioky Jul 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
yes the translation
Killfang96 Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
What language is it because I tried Google translate and it wasn't Japanese.
I would buy all if i had,
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