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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 12 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 12 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: Suzumebachi: Now Soifon does have a tsuba as her unreleased zanpakuto. However this tsuba is actually a 3D oval shaped tsuba. If that wasnt difficult enough the details on the tsuba actually merge back into the tsuba. This tsuba is automatically almost as difficult to make as kenpachi's becuase it is a complex 3D structure. It also isnt that big but its reasonable if your going to wear it on your back.

:bulletblue: Gegetsuburi: The guy who uses this zanpakuto is the vice captain of Soi fon you know the big guy thats always seen eating? he was the first vice captain to get thrashed by ichigo using his fists alone, yeah that was fun to watch. Anyway why did I ramble onlike that? becuase his tsuba is so plain it hurts I mean you just cut it out and cut the details out of balsa wood and stick it on. Were never gonna see him use his zanpakuto again perhaps but it is still a zanpakuto with a shown tsuba.

: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.

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: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]
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:star: Tenken and Gonryomaru: [link]
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Cathedral-Shinigami Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now only if I could find someone to make a wooden replica of Gegetsuburi. Other than that, mighty nice job.
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
that will almost never happen
Cathedral-Shinigami Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well I guess that'll leave me to my own handiwork.
ninetailed-narutard Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Thank you so much for making these! It helps with my Soifon and my friend's Ukitake cosplay :D
chioky Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
have fun with that
Fiffie Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Interface Designer
I'm guessing that the one on the left is soifon's and the one on the right is her lieutenants? Yeah, I'm having a stupid moment.
chioky Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
you would be correct on both accounts
tokiyaensui Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Just because i'm ocd when it comes to swords, i think it should be noted that the *flat* side of Omaeda's tsuba is the forward side, while the narrower side faces backwards. [link]

I think a lot of people would assume it's the other way around.
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
well what do you know your right, well whoever does cosplay omaeda can correct that mistake XD
p3NGu1Ns-gAloR3 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
god, these blueprints are so detailed. I was planning to make Soi Fon's zanpakuto for a cosplay coming up and you just made my day... though I don't think I can do what you do.
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