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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 10 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 10 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. The tsuba is what makes the zanpakuto a one of a kind. 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: Kenpachi Zaraki's Tsuba: The key reason why I, along with many other swordmakers cannot make this zanpakuto is becuase of the complexity of this Tsuba design. First its entirely 3D so this part is no longer swordmaking but sculpting. All the notches must line up pricesly on every side of the tsuba. This is by far the hardest tsuba I have ever come across and I doubt I could ever make this cleanly. I actually had trouble drawing this tsuba cleanly let alone attempting to make it.

:bulletblue: Yachiru Kusajishi's Tsuba: Well this is a flower tsuba design, cute. Firstly this flower a daisy, is suppose to have 5 equalateral sides however this was VERY HARD to draw. I tried drawing a 5 pointed star and a equalateral pentagon but it was so difficult to achieve the same angle for each 5 of the sides. So I had to settle with one of the petals of this flower tsuba design to be slightly longer then the rest which is aligned with the position of the blade. However this tsuba is pretty simple to do, thoug it is entirely made up of curves.

: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: Ichigo Kurosaki's 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: Love's and Rose's: [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: Arbola 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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Eon101 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Yachiru's sword is called Senppo Kanju
digimonlover1234 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kenpachi's zanpakutō

It's name is Nozarashi
Jacantdesign Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Here is a 3D model of Kenpachi Zaraki's Tsuba. Can be 3D printed in a number of materials. [link]
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
looks neat
Jacantdesign Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Sorry, I have just read the rest of this thread and noticed the Tsuba is not round with twelve notches but oval with sixteen. Back to the drawing board.
yaices Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Make it in metal its way easier. wood is only hard.

Ive began mine(in wood). i just have to cut it there and there and its done. :D (it helps to have an uncle who makes piano foots, lots of knowledge)

in metal it's just plain easier.
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
you mean make kenpachi's tsuba in metal?
yaices Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009

(though wood is prettier)
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Im sure its also safer XD
kanzen-hokori Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
i manged to make kenpachi's guard and blade. oke it is not perfect but i like the result. [link]
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