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The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 10 by chioky The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 10 by chioky
:star: The Manga Tsuba Index

The purpose of these drawings is to help swordmakers and propmakers. When it comes to making katana's or zanpakuto's most of the time the tsuba is the most unique part of the sword. It is the part of the katana which has most of design. So I drew up these closely detailed and accurate measurements of these tsuba's. With these tsuba's they act as a reference when your going to attempt to make the sword. If you use a scene from a anime or manga to make use reference for your tsuba, it might be flawed. So I have saved you the trouble and drawn them all out clearly, with measurements so you can print and cut them out.

:bulletblue: Shakugan no Shana - Nietono no Shana: The katana translates to "Vairocana of the Offering Room" and is wielded by Shana. Tenmoku Ikko who was searching for a worthy opponent to whom he could give his sword to, he ended up giving it to a girl called Shana after she defeated him. I must say I like the design of this tsuba quite alot, I actually saw a musashi which is a brand name of sword with the exact same tsuba from it. Perhaps the anime can claim copyright on the design of the tsuba if it wanted to.

:bulletblue: Shamen King - Harusame: It is refered to as the Sword of Light and states it is the last sword ever forged by Mosuke. When the sword is stolen from the museum and Amidamaru and Mosuke's childhood is revealed, the dub refers to the same sword as "Spring Rain" (Harusame) and the first true sword Mosuke has forged for Amidamaru. As a result, Amidamaru refers to Spring Rain as Mosuke's first sword and the Sword of Light as his last when originally the swords were one and the same in the original and translated versions of the manga and the Japanese version of the anime.

:bulletblue: Important Notes:

. ALL these guards slide into swords with a thicnkess of 5 mm and 30 mm long, there are some exceptions.
.The parrallel lines are the rims of the guards that you cut out of balsa wood and glue onto the main guard.
.Download the full version, then copy and paste it, print it off then cut it out with scissors.
.Once it the paper tsuba is cut out, then draw around it with a pencil on the wood, then cut it out to finish.

:star: One Piece - Wado Ichimonji and One Piece - Sandai Kitetsu [link]
:star: One Piece - Yubashiri and One Piece - Shuusui [link]
:star: Blood+ - Saya's Sword and Blood+ - Saya's Katana [link]
:star: Claymore - "THE" Claymore and Fate/Stay Night - Caliburn [link]
:star: High School of the Dead - Murata-to and My-Hime - Miroku [link]
:star: D.Gray-man - Mugen and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle - Ginryu [link]
:star: Gurren Lagann - Kamina's Katana and Samurai Deeper Kyo - Tenro [link]
:star: InuYasha - Tetsusaiga and Rurouni Kenshin - sakabato [link]
:star: Samurai Champloo - Z Eyes Katana and Samurai Champloo - Typhoon Swell [link]
:star: Shakugan no Shana - Nietono no Shana and Shamen King - Harusame [link]
:star: YuYu Hakusho - Hiei's sword and Afro Samurai - Afro Samurai Sword [link]
:star: Bakumatsu Kikansetsu - Getsuruito and Bastard! - Gara's Sword [link]
:star: Kyo Kara Maoh! - Morgif and Code: Breaker - Izunenok Amikanesada [link]
:star: One Piece - Shigure and One Piece - Shinryu's Katana [link]
:star: Reborn! - Yamamoto's Katana and Black Blood Brothers - Jirou's katana [link]
:star: Soul Eater - Tsubaki and Soul Eater - Mifune's Katana [link]
:star: Dragon Ball Z - Trunks sword and Dragon Ball Z - Dabura's Sword [link]
:star: Fate/Stay Night - Excalibur and Fate/Stay Night - Durendal [link]
:star: Vagabond - Musashi's Katana and Vagabond - Kojiro's Katana [link]
:star: Sword of the S. - Nanashi's Katana and Sword of the S. - Luo Lang's Katana [link]
:star: Soul Eater - Excalibur and Dragon Ball Z - The Z Sword [link]
:star: Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle - Syaoran Li's Sword and Code Geass - Li Xingke's Sword [link]
:star: The Vision of Escaflowne - Sword of Fanelia and Fushigi Yugi - Hotohori's Sword [link]
:star: Saiyuki Gaiden - Cho Hakkai's Katana and Samurai Seven - K. Okamoto's Katana [link]
:star: InuYasha - Sesshomaru's Sword and Zombie Loan - Chika Akatsuki's Katana [link]
:star: The Story of Saiunkoku - Seiran Si's Sword and Code: Breaker - Shibuya's Katana [link]
:star: H. Toki no Naka de Hachiyo Sho - Yorihisa's Katana and Zero no Tsukaima - Gandalfr [link]
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VegaofTheBlackFlame Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I wish Nietono no Shana's tsuba was more rounded, like in the Musashi model you mention; it's currently my only real reference for being able to have this forged in iron to go on my Nietono no Shana shinken. Still, you saved be a bunch with this.
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Well you can make it rounded if you want
VegaofTheBlackFlame Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I know. Thanks for the measurements, by the way; they really help.
harisri Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
hahah you save me with shana's tsuba !!
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
yes,yes I do
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Wow, these seem complex.
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
trust me, they are not XD
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
That's usually how it works, it looks hard, yet is simple, and vise versa.
Disrith Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
these ones are really good
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
yeah you bet they are XD
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