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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.


: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]
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:star: Love's and Rose's: [link]
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: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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:iconmitsukaikokoro:
mitsukaikokoro Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
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! >.<
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
well i'm glad this will help you
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:icondaisekihan:
daisekihan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Hmm...I'm not sure if Kukaku could be called a tsundere. She seems all tsun-tsun and no dere-dere. Nice design though.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner 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
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:icondaisekihan:
daisekihan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
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.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
shes kind and girly to yourichi
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:iconcosplaymaverick:
CosplayMaverick Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
How long and wide would you recommend making the blade for Ganju's sword?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I would say 4 inches maybe?
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:iconcosplaymaverick:
CosplayMaverick Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
For the width or the length?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
hmm... 20 inches long 5 4 inches width?
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:iconcosplaymaverick:
CosplayMaverick Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Thank you!!! ^_^
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:iconcosplaymaverick:
CosplayMaverick Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Absolutely LOVE this! ^_^ What would be your recommended length for the blade and hilt?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
hmm... I would say about 6 inches for the handles and 12 inches for the blade give or take?
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:iconcosplaymaverick:
CosplayMaverick Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
*smiles* Thank you; I really appreciate this.
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:icondaydawndusk:
DayDawnDusk Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
that isthe same as the light switch in my room 0.o
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
which one lol XD
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:icondaydawndusk:
DayDawnDusk Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
the secont one its kind of scary the same C_c but its lawl-able too
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:iconstanstan009:
stanstan009 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
i like kukku's its way complex :)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
she is a complex character it suits her XD
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:iconeugenidesofattolia:
eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
:boogie: yay more tsubas
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I still have more where they came from XD
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:iconeugenidesofattolia:
eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
^^; i can see it, next year you'll still be posting tsubas designs

:faint: is there no end? XD
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:iconpoison-stripes:
Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You have amazed me once again with your tsuba designs!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
im suprised I amaze anybody anymore with my tsuba designs XD
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:iconpoison-stripes:
Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your designs.
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:iconf-flourite:
f-flourite Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
lol *thumbs up*
of course, dont we all want to see a bit of bleach-based punch and judy action XD
xx
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes I do, but from other characters, it gets generic with it just being ichigo and rukia all the time 8D
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:iconf-flourite:
f-flourite Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
indeed, i feel your pain. XD
xx
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kukaku Shiba looks like fun to make with all those curves
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazingly piratecaptain carved out his all out of a piece of mohagony, mad skillz
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what! mad skillz indeed
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:iconkarumaru:
Karumaru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
nice... :P
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I dont have the morale to go do swordmaking again XD
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:iconkarumaru:
Karumaru Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
maybe your just not in the mood right now, give it sometime... :D
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:iconcaptain0marauding:
captain0marauding Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Oooh~ now I can make Kukaku's tanto from Bleach~ Thank you man!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
make sure to make the details correctly, dont be half arsed XD
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:iconcaptain0marauding:
captain0marauding Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
I know~ I already have most of the base cut out of the tanto already, I was too busy today to work on it though DX I'll carve the designs with an X-Acto knife XD Just how will I do the wrapping?
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:iconkayokokitsune:
kayokokitsune Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work once again Chioky~
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I really should get back to swordmaking but I have lost my steam XD
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:iconkayokokitsune:
kayokokitsune Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's the same here Mr. C.
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