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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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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.
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
well your shop class has everything you could ever want to make it
MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true.
We'll see! ^^
myrothemage Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
if you want to see the afro samurai anime you cant go to or

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
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
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.
Cash-Eye Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Never really liked Afro's tsuba but excellent job.

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

From Afro Samurai.

Look it up
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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