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The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 11 by chioky The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 11 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: YuYu Hakusho - Hiei's sword:Hiei was given the sword by the same person who had taught him the way of the sword, which was essetially an ice demon hybrid. The sword really has no backstory behind it, its really just a generic sword however it has broken twice where one was during the dark tournament.

:bulletblue: Afro Samurai - Afro Samurai Sword: The sword is used by Afro, hence his name and this sword has been passed down for generations and has seen alot of combat in its time, hence the cracked tsuba. Afro's father was the one who passed down the sword to him. Its a 2 haded sword and its very difficult to master.

: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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:iconmidnightdestiny04:
MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm! Interesting.
I'm a bit new to this sword making thing cuz I plan to make one in one of my shop classes.
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chioky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
well your shop class has everything you could ever want to make it
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true.
We'll see! ^^
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myrothemage Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
if you want to see the afro samurai anime you cant go to justdubs.net or dubhappy.com

all i know about the sword is a few things its sharp and strong enough to cut a bullet in half without seriously reducing the speed it was afros fathers sword originally(the original number one) and afro prefers a single blade to two becouse it gives a more fatal blow

as for hieh i know that he was tought swordmanship by a deamon who used a circular type weapon(shaped kinda like a holla hoop)id have to look up the name i think he also gave him the sword but dont quote me on that
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
wow thanks for telling me information about the swords! because I have nothing on them XD
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myrothemage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
found the name of the deamon. shigure,the osteopath he tought hieh how to swordfight hes also the one ho gave him his evil eye ,in the may issue of shonen jump it has the story of hiehs past, although, I think I was wrong about him giving him the sword. The hulla hoop type weapon has a really imginitive names its called the brimstone ring blade lol.
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Cash-Eye Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Never really liked Afro's tsuba but excellent job.

Can we expect one for Kuma?
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
who is this kuma person you speak of? XD
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Cash-Eye Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
lol

From Afro Samurai.

Look it up
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Man ive been looking at both these Tsubas, love the work, keep at it
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
do you know information on either of them like their backstory? XD
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The TV anime series is set in a "futuristic, yet feudal Japan," and stars a samurai named Afro, so named because of his hair. The story follows Afro as he tries to avenge his father's murder.[7] In the world of Afro Samurai, it is said that the one who becomes "Number One" will rule the world, wielding powers akin to a god. Someone becomes Number One by killing the previous Number One and taking his ceremonial headband. However, the only rule in this world is that only the "Number Two" (also designated by a sacred headband) is allowed to challenge the "Number One." The downside of this is that anyone (and typically everyone) can challenge and try to kill the Number Two, to gain the right to move forward and challenge Number One, because of this, few people ever reach the mountain where "Number One" waits because the "Number Two" headband is constantly changing owners. Afro Samurai's father was the old Number One, until he was challenged by a gunman named "Justice" (who was then Number Two), who fought him in a duel to become the new Number One. At the time Justice challenged his father, Afro had only been a child. Justice severed his father's head right in front of the young Afro. Now an adult, Afro Samurai is the current Number Two and a master swordsman; he travels the road seeking revenge on Justice, the current Number One. Lengthy flashbacks interspersed throughout the story detail how Afro rose from frightened boy fleeing the death of his father, to master swordsman, and eventually to become the current "Number Two", while the story in the present deals with the adult Afro making his way to the mountain top keep of the "Number One" to duel Justice, while at the same time the mysterious cult known as the "Empty Seven Clan" sends various agents to kill Afro and take his Number Two headband

and his sword master says its a 2 haded sword, its very difficult to master

I dont got no info on that YuYu Hakusho - Hiei's sword its just a sword used by a ice demon hybrid
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
thankyou very much for helping me T.T Because you help others in return XD
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Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
I should add Hiei's sword has no story. It's a generic piece of steel. Although you could note it's broken in two separate fights!
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Hmm thats good enough for information thankyou XD
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Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Your welcome.
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yamazaki-x Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
ohh nice swords man.i like the afro samurai one...----------------ohh yeah and hes swords was hes dads one ..not sure if this helps at all
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
your going to have to go in alot more detail XD
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yamazaki-x Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
ahahahaha i dont know much about it but it seems to bee quite long with an amaznig curve on it.umm i thnk hes dads name was Rokutaro or Rokutora something like that...i dont know anything more than that sorry man
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MrBrightside777 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
niceeeee i was waiting to see Afro's
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Indeed I did, is there any special story for his sword?
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MrBrightside777 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
it belonged to his dead father who was the previous #1
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well I guess thats the most im going to get thankyou XD
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Wow, Hiei had a blade shaped tsuba? interesting...
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well he did indeed yes, know anything about the sword?
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hiei14 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student General Artist
I know a bit about it (and my fail atempts to make it). x D

This poor sword (or swords) has had the crap beat out of it so many times. heh.

It's broken at least 3 times I belive, one of which it was broken in 3 different pieces.
-> [link]

As far as I know the sword has no real story, just what it's been threw in Hiei care (or lack there of).
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
WOW MARCH THE 26 O.O

well thanks for the help on the insight of hei's sword anyway, I didnt know it was broken 3 times XD
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hiei14 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Yea. That makes me think it was more then one sword, they just looked the same.
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Hmm, well, I know it broke during the dark tournament, and he was really quick with it to the point you couldn't see the strikes. but there was something else I am forgeting I know it.
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Karcher07 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
awesome drawings!!!!!!!!!!
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
maybe for the right tsuba lol
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Karcher07 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
yeah
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EJAXKdusk13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
YEAH! Afro Samurai!!!!
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
know anything about the sword? XD
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EJAXKdusk13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Yep! I tried to make one myself, but it ends in desaster!
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I meant like information of the sword in the story lol
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EJAXKdusk13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Oh! All I know that it was past down to the generation to generation of the Afro family line!
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
hmm... okey thanks alot ^^
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EJAXKdusk13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
no prob, blacksmith!^^
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