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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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pwnorbepwned Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
How do I make a tsuba using the side-view of Mugen's?
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
get a thick piece of wood, cut it accordingly, then shape into points
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
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
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
dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wicked, I love them, Jinn sword is the best i say
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Damn, and I have to actually make that lol
JawlyRogers Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Wait, this same Z Eyes?

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
JawlyRogers Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Ok, it's better now. :)
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