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The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 3 by chioky The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 3 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: Blood+ - Saya's Sword: Its a special katana with an edge she can touch with her thumb while gripping it so as to draw blood, and grooves specially designed to spread her blood through its entire blade. Once loaded with her blood, it is a deadly weapon against Diva and any chiropteran created from Diva's blood.

:bulletblue: Blood+ - Saya's Katana: After Saya's first blade is broken, David gives her a new one that has a red crystal at the base of its blade, symbolizing her membership in the Red Shield organization. The crystal is a piece of her adoptive father's body, which crystallized when she killed him with her own blood in order to spare him the fate of turning into a chiropteran.

: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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:iconprincessaeris:
princessaeris Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
oh blood + i feel nostalgic!!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
yep it sure is a nice tsuba
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:iconprincessaeris:
princessaeris Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
yes!! my bro try to make me a katana similar to saya´s katana but he fail XD
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nankurunaisa!!!!! XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I only ever watched 3 episodes of blood+ heh, not enough for a review XD
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
get into it real deep! its not your average vampire series for that matter either!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
hmm I dont know lol
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
YOU DOUBT THE LEGENDARY OTAKU??????? *grabs lightning bolt from quiver* XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I still dont know from you... you said I should watch an anime, named after a fish O.O
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oh? which one was that? XD
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:iconhohenheimelric:
hohenheimelric Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Yeah more Tsubas !!!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
yay more tsuba's that will help more people XD
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:iconfoxkid1302:
FoxKid1302 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The Opening song of that anime is awesome, and the idea of a girl student wielding a sword is terrific ^^
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I think I can name other schoolgirls who wields swords lol
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:iconsonohtora:
SonoHTora Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i loved that show. it was a very refreshing new idea.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
great, because I have never seen the show, and believe it has good swords XD
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:iconsonohtora:
SonoHTora Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh its fun. plus one person fight with a cello case shaped like a coffin
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:icondark-knights-dragon:
Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
What series is next then?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Whatever I grab out of my computer folder XD
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:icondark-knights-dragon:
Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Ah I see!
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:icondrezane:
Drezane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Awesome, and your descriptions of the History of the Tsuba are always excellent.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I will admit I copy and pasted that because I have never seen Blood+ before XD
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:icondrezane:
Drezane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
xDD Awesome, but at least you keep true to the anime.
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:iconchemmisforest:
chemmisforest Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Photographer
Wow. I am continually amazed at your dedication to help others learn the craft, and that you strive for excellence.
Everything you do is so detailed and precise! Reading the description really shows that.
Wonderful work as always!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I wonder if you will always talk with such flattery for every manga tsuba design XD I receive so little comments for them lol
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:iconchemmisforest:
chemmisforest Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Photographer
XD It's true though! I think you should get more comments on them, just because it's part of your process.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
everybody dislikes these deviations, but if atleast one person uses them, they have fuffilled their purpose XD
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:iconchemmisforest:
chemmisforest Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Photographer
I sadly have no tools to be a sword maker, but if I did and was, I would use these!
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:iconkarumaru:
Karumaru Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
nice :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I wonder if you have an MSN? XD
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:iconkarumaru:
Karumaru Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
karukage@hotmail.com this is my MSN :D
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:icon21roxas12:
21roxas12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
looks awesome ^^
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well... prepare to see alot more tsuba's lol
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:icon21roxas12:
21roxas12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
lol o h oke well i got my zankaptuo done all tho i dint make the handgolves just like it but the rest it looks great lol soon ill make photos
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:iconptollemy:
Ptollemy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Very cool :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
theres really no need to comment, but its a very nice gesture because noone ever talks for these XD
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:iconptollemy:
Ptollemy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Well I will if I feel like it. :giggle:
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