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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 5 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 5 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: Pantera: This is an easy guard to make trust me it took me only 2 hours XD When I was trying to draw this out using only memory it was suprisingly difficult to get a clear image, I had to remembed it was a crooked "S" I would consider this a begginer level guard design.

:bulletblue: Ulquiorra Schiffer's Tsuba: Holy Crap!! this was hard to draw O.O. The hardest part was actually getting a good picture of the guard to get reference becuase hes never once used the damn sword XD. After alot of searching I only found a very small but full view of the guard in several seconds of the anime. Since there is no outer rim for this guard I say its medium level to cut out.

: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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:iconalexandre1998:
alexandre1998 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Ulquiorra used is sword when Ichigo fights him and we see the guard pretty well too
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skywarpG1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Ulquiorra's tsuba is called Murcielago. every espada sword is the name of its release.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
thats nice to know
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:iconpetit-hibou:
Petit-Hibou Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a REAL help thank you so much i was looking for Pantera's tsuba design and THANK YOU!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
well here it is lol
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:iconravefirell:
ravefirell Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
i love that u put those 2 zanpaktous together! the 2 characters i draw most often are their wielders x)
<3<3<3
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
those two are a popular pair
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:iconwolfwind000:
WolfWind000 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
I've been looking for this!!! Thanks :+favlove: for sure =)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
than thank god you found it
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:iconwolfwind000:
WolfWind000 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
XD the form of the Ulquiorras's zanpaktou is cool ^^
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:iconvampirel28:
Vampirel28 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, what a nice work!
murcielago is really greatly done....I am looking foward to make this sword...
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
then I hope you do well in making the sword XD
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:iconyuki-okami-ryu:
Yuki-okami-ryu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
very good but the fact of Ulquiorra is called Bat
and it is ultra cool!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
well its called Bat in spanish, but an even more awesome name in japanese XD
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:iconchromeflame:
ChromeFlame Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Ulquiorra's is wonderful. <3
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
and so is his sword I made XD
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:iconkika-da-punk:
Kika-da-punk Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Your work is very detailed and accurate sensei ^^ as always.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
and so are my other zanpakuto tsuba sheets XD
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:icontrinadi:
trinadi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Wow, Ulquiorra's tsuba looks perfect now!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Now that it has correct and accurate details Im making this sword now XD
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:icontrinadi:
trinadi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Excellent, something to compare mine to when stupid people finally give me my cut wood to work with. Hope it doesn't take you too long to make XP
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:icontrinadi:
trinadi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Your tsuba for Ulquiorra looks different from what he has (well at least in the manga, but I'm sure it was the same in the anime too).
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Can I ask for a big favour please?

Im going to make the sword and plan to make it a perfect replica ^^

can I ask that you give me a picture of the tsuba but it has to be VERY clear. If you do this for me I promise to make the best ulquirro zanpakuto you have ever seen ^^
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:icontrinadi:
trinadi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Oh, no problem what-so-ever! I'll get them together and shove it in my scraps tomorrow after I have come home from my exam.

I'd scan in the plan I drew out too, except the guy I'm having cut my pieces of wood has it (I have no saws or power-tools to do it myself)

I can't wait to see the sword when you have it done!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I assure you his tsuba is long and thing with both sides bent slightly, the details on the inside is whats questionable. But since he never uses the sword we cant be 100% accurate XD
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:icontrinadi:
trinadi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Yes, but the points should curve in the opposite direction that you have them. I know it is long and thin, but I have saved all 157 pages of manga he appears on, and the seven-odd clear images of the sword have the ends curving the other way.

I'm not really sure what you mean by inside. Are you referring to the blade?
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:iconangel-loup:
Angel-Loup Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Thank-you sovery much for Pantera's gaurd plan! ^^ I'm not very good at tec' drawing, so thank-you! :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
tech drawing is easy you just need square paper XD
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:iconangel-loup:
Angel-Loup Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Ok thanks ^^
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:iconodd-one-out:
Odd-One-Out Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
*flails*

THANK YOU SO MUCH for going to the trouble for me :D I can now start working on my Ulquiorra guard! You shall see the Ulquiorra cosplay on Sat of May 08 :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Ah I see your going to the MCM Midlands Expo in May 2008 eh? well Im going there aswell we can meet eachother in person and discuss your costume XD
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:iconodd-one-out:
Odd-One-Out Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Ah, it's the London Expo in May 08 ^^ Sure, I have a photo of my cosplay which is nearly finished XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I get to see your cosplay and you will get to see one of chiokys handmade sword ^^ and even get to hold it and pose for a photo XD
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:iconodd-one-out:
Odd-One-Out Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Ulquiorra holding Benihime? Not gonna happen in a thousand years mate! XDDD Sure!
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:iconeugenidesofattolia:
eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
wow...ulquiorras looks cool but a complete pain to make out of wood

well done for finding a reference pic, sounded like a lot of work
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
It will be alot of pain to make it out of wood XD but its just cutting and making holes ^^

the hardest thing about drawing the guard was making it accurate becuase theres just so little pictures of it O.O
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:iconeugenidesofattolia:
eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
but you do a great job regardless ^^
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
would you say the Arrancar zanpakuto guards were a bit more unique?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
I would agree saying there alot more unique XD and alot more harder to make then soul society zanpakuto guards XD
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lightxd94 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree to the soul society tends to use more traditional cept Kenny Chan ,urahara ,tosen, and mayuri especially mayuri's
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
which is the HARDEST? XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
Thats hard to say really, sode no shirayuki was quite difficult and shinso's, making 2 benihime guards was hard and tousens was annoying.

What do you think is the hardest? XD
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
REALLY good question, so many zanpakuto so little time! XD
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:iconkyouraku-taichou:
Kyouraku-taichou Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
You should do Arturo Plateado's tsuba and Aaroniero's tsuba (same as Kaien's). Why? Well..... Aaroniero is evil but cool, and I'm cosplaying as Arturo soon. XD

j/k. Well, not really, but you don't have to do those if you don't want to. lol
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
I'll only do a sword if its popular with the fans I mean spending such a long time on a sword when theres like only a few fans on here XD
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Bundyangel15 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
i dont watch bleach so i dont know who or what those people are! but! those look really cool. and man youve got some kind of dedication to make and draw all these out.

Good job! >w<
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
I drew out all these guards so I could give people a reference when they make their own guards XD So its all about helping people for me ^^
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:iconbundyangel15:
Bundyangel15 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Student Digital Artist
that really really cool. And helpful ^_^
I bet a bunch of people appreciate it and use them.
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:iconfreaky-anime-girl:
Freaky-Anime-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Ulqui's looks awsome XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
this could easily be the clearest picture of ulqui's guard on the net becuase he hasnt even used the sword yet XD
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