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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 11 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 11 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: Zangetsu: Now I doubt we are ever seeing this tsuba again. However this was the second tsuba ever shown in bleach the first was rukia's. Now the problem with this tsuba is the blade is friggin huge. I havent actually been able to get a actual size of the width of the blade. This means alot becuase the tsuba changes size proportionally. So I advise people to increase the size of this tsuba proportional to the width of the blade. Also this tsuba has some hardcore details, hard ones.

:bulletblue: Isshin Kurosaki's Tsuba: Now actually I think this tsuba has about 2 panels? it was also far too blurry in the anime. Anyhow sorry for spoilers but in the small time he used his zanpakuto I noticed he had a tsuba simular to Kyoko Suigetsu. When I magnified the tsuba I saw it had so many lines running down it, it was so detailed when compared to kyoko suigetsu, which had a single running line down the middle. Anyhow this tsuba has delicate details so if your going to make this, work slowly.

: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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:iconeon101:
Eon101 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Isshin's sword is called Engetsu
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Crunchyfiesta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Anyone have tips on what material to use? This is my first time making a replica sword prop and I want some expert opinion. I'm planning on making an Isshin Kurosaki cosplay for next years Los Angeles Anime Expo and his sword seems to be the hardest thing to find so I'm thinking about making it. Any advice helps, thanks guys! :D (And thanks so much for putting Tsuba up :'D Makes me so happy!)
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Asezuna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah, and Rukia's sealed sword's tsuba is very similar to sealed Zangetsu's. (Guess why?) I'm currently working on Rukia's sword for my sister... GAH, the pain of drawing and cutting those Yin-Yang like things out! Not to mention the other ones...
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
so your making unreleased sode no shirayuki
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:iconbryron:
bryron Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Photographer
the tzuba thing for zangets is'nt that the same they use for rukia's sword??
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes a fact that has nobody ever cares about
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bryron Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Photographer
it kinda makes sence since rukia gave him her powers... so he is not really wielding zangetsu... but rukia's sode no shiraki.. until he gets zangetsu while training with urahara.. but it's still a little weird i think one think that i dont understand is.. whay does it take so long for rukia to get her powers back..
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KeybladeDesigner15 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The name of Isshin's zanpakuto is called Engetsu.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
why thanks for that
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:iconkeybladedesigner15:
KeybladeDesigner15 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No Problem
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xXxRoyalTempestxXx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
WELL NOW, That's some epic guards. I love it.~O:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
they are all indeed epic
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xXxRoyalTempestxXx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Yes they are.~ I'm very impressed by the way you organized everything in details.~
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Dragonpride12 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
dude do you think you could make me two different swords using these two different designs? It's for FanFictin i'm righting and ur designs are really close to what my hilt looks like. if you need help, the sword is kinda like Ichigo's Bankai and like Inuyasha's Tensaiga. When the sword goes Bankai it has the fur near the hilt like Inuyasha's does and is jet black. The handle is intercet designs of different celtic knots. When it's a regular Zanpakuto it is silver and smaller than the Bankai the hilt is either one of those two designs if ur able and the handle's color is a deep sage green with golden cap on the end that has 2 golden dragons intertwined on it. you don't have to go that in depth i don't need to strain u. i give you free rain on how long the Bankai and how wide the bankai as well as the regular Zanpakuto should be.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
write that out again with proper english
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Dragonpride12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
srry. i meant can you draw 4 sword designs with 2 swords using one of those two hilts. The sword itself should have a silver blade with some gold just above the hilt on the blade like a normal sword does. The handle is bound in sage green bindings with a golden cap at the bottom. The caps design is two dragons entertwined resembling a yin-yang sign. The other two swords will be using the same 2 you would have already drawn, except that above the hilt is white fur like on Inuyasha's sword. The blade is longer and black, it resembles a medieval sword both in regular and bankai which is the black blade. The bankai is longer and somewhat wider as well. do you think you can help?
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Dragonpride12 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
guess not.
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Kurohisagi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
just to let you know Ishin's sword is named Engetsu ^^
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
thanks alot
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Kurohisagi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
:D your welcome
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Kanakoo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
btw his zanpaktou isnt zangetsu yet. that comes later on. the current tsuba u hav up there doesnt hav a name
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
when your shikai is in its sealed state, thats still the zanpakuto's name, the only reason you think your correct is because ichigo is always in shikai mode, and that is why you are WRONG
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ongandy86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
rukiachigo's tsuba is my favorite! i believe its the most elegant tsuba of the series. nice work!:nana:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well it is quite nice I believe
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frostbitheart21 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
rukias unreleade tsubasa still looks like that.. i always wondered why ichigo's looked like that even after learning zangestu's name.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I am pretty sure because he has apart of rukia's soul in him
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frostbitheart21 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
good point!
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InuYashaSpyroSonic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
FINALLY! I have had this Bleach necklace for so long and didn';t knwo what ti meant till I foudn this! W00t! Finnally! Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO much! Arigatou goziamas! *very happy*
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
so was it the tsuba on the left? Im sure it was XD
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InuYashaSpyroSonic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Yep.
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CosplayMaverick Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Thanks for uploading Ichigo's first tsuba; it came in really hand for my prop. ^_^ ([link])
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
WOAH O.O thats easily the largest zangetsu I have ever seen, my tsuba I drew is easily dwarfed by the size you made it out to be XD
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CosplayMaverick Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Hai, I had to tweak your originally design just a tad...but it still helped out greatly, thank you. ^_^
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
i've seen alot of your designs, and they are really good work.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
i have like now 30 designs lol
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Whew! That must be alot you did. What else would you be working on after that?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
back to swordmaking then I can do the handle wrapping tutorials XD
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Thanks, I'm trying to start making my own zanpakuto, but I've done my first one already, you're welcome to see it if you want.
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dazedgumball Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
You misspelled "Kyōka"! XDD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I dont have a specialised keyboard im afraid XD arg!! curse my standard english copy
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dazedgumball Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
xD
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stanstan009 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
im freckin amazed you can get the tsuba designhs! freckin amazing! i didn't even know ichigo had a tsuba.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
well ichigo did for his unreleased version lol, and I can draw them detailed becuase I have pictures of them XD
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Bundyangel15 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
ooh i love them both! verah intricate and beautiful.

good luck! XDD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
no need to wish me luck becuase I wont be making these XD
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:iconbundyangel15:
Bundyangel15 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
realy? whyever not?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
becuase I dont want to lol if you read the discription this was made to help people XD
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Bundyangel15 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
i do read the discription, but i thought there was more to it tthen that.
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zeta-of-fire Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
I doubt we are going to see ichigo's unreleased sword again... seeing how Urahara absolutely owns the blade... only leaving the hilt.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
yep that sword was tottaly owned by urahara which im sure thats what would happen exactly to the sword again if he used it in fights XD
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