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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 1 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 1 by chioky
:star: The Zanpakuto 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: Tensa Zangetsu: Whoever is going to be making a tensa zangetsu and I know alot of you are your gonna need this to make the perfect guard. Make sure the guard is in that position when it slides down the sword. The outer rim is mildly difficult.

:bulletblue: Sode No Shirayuki: Since I sold my Sode No Shirayuki I couldnt get the original guard so I had to redraw it again. However LOTS of people make sode no shirayuki's so your gonna need this. I wouldnt really advise using this guard but the details are all correct.

: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: Tensa Zangetsu and Sode No Shirayuki: [link]
:star: Benihime and Shinso: [link]
:star: Senbonzakura and Kyoko Suigetsu: [link]
:star: Suzumushi and Hyorinmaru: [link]
:star: Pantera and Murciélago: [link]
:star: Gamazu and Shinji Hirako's: [link]
:star: Haineko and Wabisuke: [link]
:star: Hiyori Sarugaki's and Lisa Yadomaru's: [link]
:star: Kazeshini and Tobiume: [link]
:star: Zaraki Kenpachi's and Yachiru Kusajishi's: [link]
:star: Zangetsu and Isshin Kurosaki's : [link]
:star: Suzumebachi and Gegetsuburi: [link]
:star: Itegumo and Zabimaru: [link]
:star: Tiburon and Brujería: [link]
:star: Tenken and Gonryomaru: [link]
:star: Katen Kyokotsu and Sogyo no Kotowari: [link]
:star: Nejibana and Nanao Ise's Tsuba: [link]
:star: Hozukimaru and Fuji Kujaku: [link]
:star: Ashisogi Jizo and Fornicaras: [link]
:star: Ryujin Jakka and Minazuki: [link]
:star: Trepadora and Ira: [link]
:star: Fenix and Mirokumaru: [link]
:star: Ganju Shiba's and Kukaku Shiba's: [link]
:star: Tachikaze and Mashiro Kuna's: [link]
:star: Tengumaru and Kinshara: [link]
:star: Hisagomaru and Tsunzakigarasu: [link]
:star: Nijigasumi and Ashido Kano's: [link]
:star: Daiguren Hyorinmaru and Hyorinmaru: [link]
:star: Raika and Reppu: [link]
:star: Tijereta and Giralda: [link]
:star: Del Toro and Volcanica: [link]
:star: Reina de Rosas and Pinsa Guda: [link]
:star: Arbol and Ultima: [link]
:star: Aguila and Calderon [link]
:star: Mamut and Tigre Estoque [link]
:star: Los Lobos and Lilynette's [link]
:star: Jabalí and Erizo [link]
:star: Gerifalte and Muramasa [link]
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Real-Zerox Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Those measurements say Millimeters correct?
Niiii-Link Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The measures(size) of the guard of Tensa Zangetsu look me a little bit small, is it the truth measures (size) to make a reproduction for a cosplay?
If it is not, knows you the truth measures of the guarding?
I want to make it :)
chioky Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
yes these are indeed the true measurements
sargealvein Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
i've been looking for an acurate measurement of Tensa Zangetsu after fullbring. do you have any sugestions on where to find any?
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i have no idea where you can get it
shadoesong Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Amazing! Thanks for the hard work.
chioky Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
no problem there
LolitaPhantomhive Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just what i need! ^-^
thank you for making these!
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
no problem have fun with these
LolitaPhantomhive Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i will! ^-^
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