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The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 9 by chioky The Manga Tsuba Designs: Pt 9 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: Samurai Champloo - Z Eyes Katana: My gosh, this was a difficult tsuba to draw in a while, I hate rounded squares. Also theres no actual name for Jin's katana, but this was the name I lifted off a website that sells replica swords, better with a name then no name. I expect this tsuba to be the hardest to make for me, because theres not a single straight line in the tsuba besides the center. Trying to squeeze in detail parts into a tsuba is like a can of sardines, it has to be perfect and no spaces.

:bulletblue: Samurai Champloo - Typhoon Swell: I will first like to say Typhoon Swell is one of the most awesome names for a sword I have heard. This sword is used by Mugen, and I have not really seen a sword like this before, which makes Mugen even more of a polar opposite against Jin. I am pretty sure that this tsuba I have drawn is not symetrical, I tried tracing one side out onto the other, but it does not seem to have come out well. I always wonder though how mugen actually sheaths his sword, because its a fabric sheath on his back but what does the blade feed into?

: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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:iconpwnorbepwned:
pwnorbepwned Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
How do I make a tsuba using the side-view of Mugen's?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
get a thick piece of wood, cut it accordingly, then shape into points
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
lol, im drawing out the guards im still stuck on the 7 star sword HAHA but b4 i even try to make them, i got like 55 to 70 i wanna make i draw and plan, i need kurogans swords hilt lol,i cant draw the dragon from the front, top or bottom lol
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
once again, your on your own when it comes the the 7 star sword XD if you cannot even draw kurogane's sword hilt how do you expect to make it? O.O
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
lol, the handle the tsuka lol, and ill probably get someone to carve it for me so i can make a resin copy
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wicked, I love them, Jinn sword is the best i say
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Damn, and I have to actually make that lol
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JawlyRogers Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Wait, this same Z Eyes?

[link]
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
why of course the same z eyes, its the clearest picture of the tsuba on the internet 8D
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JawlyRogers Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Ok, it's better now. :)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I am glad to hear that XD
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MrBrightside777 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
ahhh their it is...cant wait for the finished product
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
huh, its going to be very delicate indeed XD
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rubydragon666 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
I never realised Jin's sword had such a cool tsuba design before~ I think... that one will be difficult, I wish you luck ;D
I'm inclined to agree about Mugen's though; Typhoon Swell is a really cool name *~*

And I facepalm at all the people who didn't read your previous description... or recognise the defaults as Tensa Zangetsu & Sode no Shirayuki for that matter -_-;;
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Jins katana indeed have a cool tsuba design ^^ if it was difficult to draw, it will be a joy to make it lol >.> typhoon swell is very cool, matches the owner very well XD

Amazing O.O I am staring at a person who actually read and understood the discription lol. I just was not able to upload it on the day, so I just put on the default until I could lol a simple reason people could not grasp XD
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Cool, I like the look of the Z-eyes one.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well I have to make it 8P
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
But shouldn't it be more to what the actual reader thinks instead of one person?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
your comment makes no sense when compared the the previous one you made O.O
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Suraii Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Nice :D!(faved before i commented due to reading descriptions :XD:)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
you was able to acomplish much more then most people XD
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Suraii Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
:rofl:, really?
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
So, Jin's is the swastica shaped one?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I am tired of explaining myself XD
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Well, just making sure, they both seem to have very original Tsuba's
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
YAY cookie lol, i read anything bout swords, only reason i come here i cant think of blades easy, so i look here, alot of resources
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I read about anything with swords as well, we have alot in common
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Before people post yet again "these are rukia and ichigo's tsuba lol" When I am unable to post the actual tsuba's on the day, because of a technical problem, I upload the default tsuba's in place until I can upload the actual tsuba's. In this case the default tsuba's is the first ones I ever drew which is ichigo's and rukia's. I still include the correct text and links in the discription beforehand on the day.
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TifaRose Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
:confused: They look just like Ichigo and Rukia's tsuba designs.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
do people read discriptions anymore? XD
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TifaRose Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Oh I get it, sorry, I normally just read the part where you tell us what anime it comes from. I though when you were referring to the scanner you were trying to be funny. ^-^
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
LOL you and the printer, my samsung 4500 HATES me lol, i guess i got blamed for sleeping ith the wood stove lol, i do sleep by it :P, and not many ppl read discriptions :P
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Give yourself a cookie sir, because you have proved yourself much more intelligent the anyone else in this deviation XD
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tatsuhi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I like them and in my opinion ttue symetry is an ugly thing. Wabisabi and all that
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
wait, what do you like? and you do not like true symetry O.O death the kid from soul eater would like a word from you

and wabisabi? XD
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tatsuhi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
sorry meant to say perfect symetry. It looks creepy and unnatural

and wabisabi is the buddhist beleif that you should celerate that which is imperfect
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JawlyRogers Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Ummm...I see Tensa Zangetsu and Sode No Shirayuki from Bleach. Am I the only one?
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
my god, do people not read the discription XD its the default tsubas O.O
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z3r0t0lerance Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
haha!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
has everyone just been looking at the tsuba's and never the writing this whole time? XD
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z3r0t0lerance Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
I get some of those as well. I hate it when people don't read descriptions
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
no you're not
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yamazaki-x Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
coooool
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
these are not the real tsuba's lol
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yamazaki-x Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
yeah i know but u can draw really well aswell as make the sword.....im not giving up on the kyo muramasa katana i mean cmon its get cold wraping and is 150cm long!! its the best katana for me lol
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xlittlexprincessx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
cooool not bade i lik it
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well wait until I actually upload the real ones XD
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xlittlexprincessx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
ooh cool
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Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Awesome I never knew the name of Mugens sword. They look awesome.
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
do know they should not look awesome, because I have not shown you them yet XD
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