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The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 21 by chioky The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 21 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: Soul Eater - Excalibur: Excalibur is the legendary sword used by heroes and kings. He has a great power that is unmatched by any other weapon. Anyone can use Excalibur, even without matching his soul wavelength. Unfortunately there are few who can put up with Excalibur's personality. He has an incredible ego, and tends to go on long rants that seem to go nowhere. In exchange for his help, Excalibur demands his meister to perform a list of one thousand tasks (including listening to Excalibur's daily five-hour recital sessions).

:bulletblue: Dragon Ball Z - The Z Sword: Try as they might, not any of the Kais could release the Z Sword. Supreme Kai brings Gohan to try and release the sword. Gohan transforms Super Saiyan and, with difficulty, pulls it free, stunning Kibito who was in disbelief. Gohan then tries holding the sword which even Kibito could not and eventually trains to be able to wield it , however, when the Supreme Kai gives him a test to slash objects (which was made of the densest material in the universe called Kachink) the Z Sword breaks releasing the Elder Kai.

: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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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Hmm, king Arthur must have a strong will to put up with Excaliber. The Z-sword, oh the memories.
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I dont remember king arthur being the mesiter, I need evidence lol
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Well excaliber is the sword spoken of in the legend of Arthur.
FoxKid1302 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder how King Arthur can put up with his personality. He was Excalibur's meister, right?
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I didnt even know king arthur was in soul eater
FoxKid1302 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
If you watch the anime, you'll know.
Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
You know it's shame Gohan only gets a sword twice and only for a short time. I mean I bet he still has that tiny sword from the Saiyan saga. XD
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I dont even know why gohan still needs a sword, he has a kamahamaha
Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Lol Well he doesn't the Z sword was just a training aid. I just think it's a shame he never used it past his survival training.
fenixpunk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
excaiburs a legend. id put up with him somehow xDD
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