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The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 6 by chioky The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 6 by chioky
The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 6 (Sculpting the Details)

Have you ever asked yourself "How do I make a sword?"more pricesely a katana. Well If you have asked that question then I am here to help you answer that. This swordmaking Tutorial will cover everything you need to know about swordmaking. It has an attractive layout, easily readable discriptions, easier to understand discriptions and step by step pictures to know which process you are at. These swordmaking tutorials are aimed towards swordmakers and propmakers, however anybody is free to use them at their own leisure to try swordmaking.

Now you have successfully sharpened all the parts of the sword and now its all smooth. Is it time to paint yet? the answer is no you still have to create the fine details on the katana before you paint it. These fine details are the habaki which seperates the tsuba from the blade. Also if you have embossed or relief details on your tsuba you will be taught how to cut out those details from balsa wood and stick them on. This part of swordmaking you have to take care with theres not much manual labour and you wont exhuast yourself. With that said this part of The Swordmaking Tutorial is all about accuracy.

:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 1 (Tools and Equipment) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 2 (Planning and Drawing) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 3 (Cutting out the Sword) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 4 (Cutting out the Tsuba) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 5 (Sharpening the Sword) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 6 (Sculpting the Details) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 7 (Painting and Glossing) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 8 (Constructing the Sword) [link]
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Only 2 left to go wahoo XD
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NiflheimAngel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Thank you for posting these! Oh! Have you ever made a bokken? (I wonder if it's written like that... that's how my aikido sensei pronouces it xD)
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
bokens are made out of hard wood and I dont have any lieing around im afraid XD
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NiflheimAngel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
aaaa! ok^^
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
:w00t:another great tutorial.

¬¬ i will use this when i actually get that far, which should be soon hopefully *fingers crossed*
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
it seems the popularity of these tutorials seems to decreasing T,T
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yair23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
dont say that ...
they are great !!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE ALL LOVE U AND YOUR TUTS. !
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
:hug: ahh thats a shame, maybe because its longer? its useful if you're actually going to use the tutorial, but if people aren't then they probably can't be bothered to read it all....¬¬ lazy people
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
I still like your tutorials, Mr. C! I might not use this one, but I still like the others you've made!
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