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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 23 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 23 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: Ganju Shiba's: Technically these are not really zanpakuto atall, there actually just normal swords. However they have a tsuba so they must be drawn! While i was looking at reference pictures of the sword I noticed its alot like halibel's zanpakuto meaning the blade width is wide but short in lengh. So the hole in the middle of the tsuba would have to be quite large to accomodate the space. So I made the correct changes and then drew up the tsuba design. Maybe it is suppose to resemble a cloud of some sorts becuase of the swirls in each corner hmm...

:bulletblue: Kukaku Shiba's: Where has this tsundre character been about? We need to see more footage of her beating down ganju becuase thats where real entertainment lies. Well anyway her tsuba is far too complex when I was looking at a 50 x 50 pixel picture of it. However I remember piratecaptain had made his own kukaku's tanto with the details on the tsuba. So i drew the details of the tsuba he used for the sword. The actual picture of the tsuba in the anime or manga shows that it has alot of swirls and lines as the details. However there not terrible accurate.

: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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AWESOME thanks so much! im making a cosplay as kukaku and trying to make it as acurate as possible but all i can make for now is the sword and i was trying to find a picture of how kukaku's sword looks and i got everything but more detailed picture of of that 1 part of it anywhere! thank u so much this is so helpful! >.<
chioky Jun 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
well i'm glad this will help you
Hmm...I'm not sure if Kukaku could be called a tsundere. She seems all tsun-tsun and no dere-dere. Nice design though.
chioky Oct 3, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
she has alot of hate, and that hate stems from her dead kaein, and thus she is a hatefull women
Ah, but a tsundere is supposed to be a girl who is mean and hateful at sometimes, but around certain people becomes kind and girlie. So, I don't think she is one. Like you said, she's mostly just mean and hateful.
chioky Oct 4, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
shes kind and girly to yourichi
How long and wide would you recommend making the blade for Ganju's sword?
chioky Jun 6, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I would say 4 inches maybe?
For the width or the length?
chioky Jun 6, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
hmm... 20 inches long 5 4 inches width?
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