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The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 2 by chioky The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 2 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: One Piece - Yubashiri: An extremely light, but strong sword. Zoro obtained this sword for free from a sword shop owner in Loguetown after he saw the skill and courage that Zoro showed in testing the curse of Sandai Kitetsu. This sword was destroyed by Shuu in the battle against the Marines's Captains and Commanders on the Bridge of Hesitation. The sword is last seen with Zoro leaving it at the burial site of the Rumbar Pirates on Thriller Bark. It is a very nice black sword indeed with gold trimmings, a good example of how a katana does not always require tsukamaki to use as a grip. Too bad it got rusted and destroyed, it killed me inside watching it.

:bulletblue: One Piece - Shuusui: It was the meitou of the Samurai Ryuuma, who appeared as a zombie on Thriller Bark that had been given Brook's shadow. Zoro was given the sword by Ryuuma after the latter's defeat, saying the sword would be satisfied with Zoro as its master. It is designed to increase the damage potential of the user, but Zoro has commented that Shuusui's greatest attribute is its hardness; saying that even if a dinosaur were to step on it the blade wouldn't bend. Just as Sandai Kitetsu turned out to be a "problem child", Zoro describes Shuusui as having a "temper" making it harder to wield. This sword has a difficult tsuba to draw I will say now.

: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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mooreswordsman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
i don't mean to be picky, but it seems like shusui's tsuba seems to square like, it doesn't seem like it's as round as it should be
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
more easier to draw
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
I'm having trouble finding the gridlined sheets to draw my own tsuba and swords around middlesbrough, do you know which shops that might sell them?
chioky Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
erm have you tried a WHSmith?
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
I'll have a look in there, but it's hard finding them
Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Awesome, thanks for confirming which of Zoro's katana was destroyed. Erm on the name of Zolo he's only called that for legal reasons! So you should refer to him's as Zoro. Although at least it's not as bad as people calling Luffy, Ruffy.
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well if you watched the scene in the anime then you would know which one was destroyed XD but hell I agree with people calling him zolo is wrong, I mean what the hell o.O?
Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
I have watched I just forgot. Among that arc that isn't in my favourite rewatch bits. That's the actual fights against CP9. Completely random but I want Zoro and Tashigi to fight!
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
fun how you ran out of tsubas XD

what happens after One Piece?

maybe Ronin Warriors?
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
lets just say, I have drawn about 20 indivdual tsuba's most from other singular animes

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