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The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 8 by chioky The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 8 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: InuYasha - Tetsusaiga: Tessaiga wielded by half-human, half-yo-kai, InuYasha. It translates to "iron-crushing fang". The Tessaiga was made from a fang of InuYasha's and Sesshomaru's full-blooded yo-kai father. In its "docile" form, the sword looks like an ordinary (and rather battered) katana. The sword is enchanted with a barrier that severely burns any demon who might try to wield it. Since Tessaiga is a sword designed to protect humans, its attacks are extremely deadly to yo-kai in particular.

:bulletblue: Rurouni Kenshin - sakabato: The sakabato which translates to (reverse-blade sword) is the main weapon of the character Himura Kenshin. It was created by Nobuhiro Watsuki as an original weapon that represents Kenshin's lack of willingness to kill. On a normal katana, the outwardly curved side of the sword is sharp, while the inwardly curved side of the sword is blunt. In contrast, the sakabato has the cutting edge on the inwardly curved side of the sword, meaning that he cannot kill anyone with his sword, but he can defend himself.

: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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this is so nice. do you mind if i use these guides for my LARP swords?
chioky Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
sure go ahead
ah okay thanks ^^
Keko14 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
nice does anyone know where i can get Kenshin's tsuba? i got a reverse blade sword but he it dosent have the tsuba from the show i think its the one from the manga which i think looks like a flower
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
maybe you should try and make one yourself
Keko14 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
how would i do that i dont have the materials or the supplies to make it
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
where there is a will there is a way
Inarigamer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
IM MAKING TETSUSAIGA NOW!!!!!...when i can get the materials and i'm no longer sick....xD
chioky Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
then I wish you goodluck
Inarigamer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ^^
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