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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 19 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 19 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: Ashisogi Jizo: I believe this tsuba was, the hardest to draw, the longest to draw, the most ugliest tsuba, the largest tsuba, the most irregular tsuba, the most artistic tsuba and hardest tsuba to make ever. Why does mayuri have to have such a grotesque tsuba, well I guess it matches his personality I guess. It was quite difficult to draw the tsuba to scale while keeping the baby's dimension on the tsuba correct. The tsuba also had no definite start or end, the handle kind of merges into the tsuba and the tsuba then merges into the blades. It was also quite difficult to know which was detail and which was shading on the reference pictures of the tsuba.

:bulletblue: Fornicaras: If we have mayuri's tsuba then in turn he must be paired with sazael's tsuba aswell. Firstly again yep its 3D and its decorated with these small balls. Orginally I thought they were placed randomly however that was just the view points of the tsuba from the pictures. It was then I noticed that a straight on picture of the tsuba showed they were aligned in alignment. So I picked up a coin and start drawing in the circles to show where the balls were placed. How you could actually replicate those kind of details when making the sword I have trouble thinking. Perhaps the best choice is just to use polystyrene balls cut up.

: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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:iconbeni-marion6699:
beni-marion6699 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
do you know anyone who knows how to make ashisogi jizou
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
I dont know, try searching for it on DA
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beni-marion6699 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
whatsDA
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bountyhunter628 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the reference for the tsuba of Fornicaras! Now all that's left is actually making it! >< Any other tips?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
I have no idea, maybe polystyrene balls?
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frostbitheart21 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well you also made his shikai version and the others have regular looking tsubasa's when in shikai..lol.but awesome job drawing those out..holy crap your good!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
yes I have drawn many bleach tsuba's there is alot
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nofreakbe4me Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Ashigi jizoo my favorite
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
it is indeed a unique sword
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:iconnofreakbe4me:
nofreakbe4me Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
yep
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:icontakumimatsuo:
TakumiMatsuo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, you know, i just want to make a point, the tsuba is made to look like an atom ^___^ kinda cool huh. he's a scientist, and everything is made of atoms (well 4 % of the universe anyway) so tite kubo made it like that
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
ingenious, thank you
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:icontakumimatsuo:
TakumiMatsuo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah. thanks sempai
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TakumiMatsuo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
um, just want to let you know sempai, his name is spelled szayel.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I thought it was the a with the e next to the l XD
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:icontakumimatsuo:
TakumiMatsuo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lolz. well everyone makes mistakes sempai.
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Malant10 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey chiky regarding ashisogy jizo is the other side a face aswell or is it flat? would really help in its construction thanks,
-Malant
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I am pretty sure its flat thats my opinion
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:iconmalant10:
Malant10 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok thanks! Yeah this ones going to be a challange lol
-Malant
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
good luck T.T and remember to show it to me when complete XD
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:iconmalant10:
Malant10 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol ill be posting pics of it when im done its actually a prject both me and my brother are working on for holloween. so far its going great!

-Malant
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SlinkFusion Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think anyone wanting to make this would have an easier time sculpting it with clay or something than with wood. This looks fricken' impossible >->
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
3D tsuba designs should not be attempted unless you are really skilled at carving ^^
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JawlyRogers Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
The first one is very creepy. What do you mean when it has no start or end?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Im saying it is difficult to know where the tsuba has a start or end XD
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Not-So-Sure Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Very nice. I'm looking forward to the "Shusuke Amagai's and Reppu" tsuba's. =]
Also wouldn't it be possible to adapt it to a regular bokken?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
My answer is yes, but then your going to have to redesign the entire tsuba
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:iconnot-so-sure:
Not-So-Sure Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
True, measurements enlargements would depend on the bokken, thanx though.
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Sand-Wind Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
About time....I have been waiting for this one XD its interesting couse it seems hard to make but I know with those glasses you wont give up. jk (just teasing) ohh well great job I hope I get into drawing again it seems I have stopped O.O;
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
These tsubas are for people to use as reference when they make them O.O
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Sand-Wind Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
ok....your not making it?! O_O; XD
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:iconybloc:
ybloc Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes!!!!!!! ur making this sword for me!!! lol jk
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
You dearly wish dont you XD
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betr-thn-u25 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
lol try to do Ashisogi Jizo on a sword, take like 3 months!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
you can try that one XD
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Dragonmastersonja Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Saweet drawing on Ashisogi Jizo =]
Thats gonna take a hell of a time to make into a sword lol
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
thats more sculpting some resin into a sword then making a sword XD
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FoxKid1302 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw many people try to cosplay Mayuri with his Zanpakuto, but regrettably no one can make it right. One of the reason might be the craziness of the design (Mayuri is not my favorite guy anyway).
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
well that is a given his zanpakuto isnt really a sword more like a statue
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Gin-Kusanagi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
I found a decent ref for unreleased, but it's in Shattered Blade. I'm still not sure what you mean by 3D; it looks it's multiple layers or sheets of metal, I guess.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
im saying I cant draw a 3D image flat without losing detail lol
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Gin-Kusanagi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
It's not actually 3D; you can't count the spikes becuse they're technically part of the grip rather than the guard. And as for the actual guard, it's two layered sheets of metal, with the design on the top piece and a second sheet protruding out from underneath. I'll do a sketch of it for you if I get the chance.
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
¬¬ not my favourite tsubas i must say, but good job anyway :hug:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
thankyou miss
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
^^ np at all :)
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TifaRose Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Whoa, that's awesome!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Indeed it is 8D
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your designs are always amazing!! :D I'm wondering if you'll ever draw Tobiume's tsuba... :D how many tsubas are still missing? :heart:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I have already drawn it lol
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nooo, it's incredible!! O____o you cannot know how many times I've looked through your gallery (since is fantastic and I love to see all your masterpieces!) and I've always missed it! Incredible!!
Well, thank you anyway! And compliments for your amazing works! :worship:
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