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This is all the tutorials, facts, tips and hints about swordmaking all gathered into one news topic. The League of Swordmakers exists to gather all the swordmakers of DeviantArt together. However if people would like to become swordmakers then they need knowledge about swordmaking. So people who are intrested in swordmaking are shown this news topic. It contains all the knowledge about swordmaking made on DeviantArt. However this mainly deals with building eastern swords namely katana's. By learning how to make Katana's, you can use that knowledge to make other swords. This News Topic will be updated with new tutorials.

:star: Level 1 Swordmaking: Beginner Level by chioky

Now If you have no knowledge what so ever about woodworking, or how to handle types of tools properly, I advise using the Beginner Level of swordmaking. You will learn how the basic parts of a sword come together.

Swordmaking Guide: Part 1 by chioky Swordmaking Guide: Part 2 by chioky Swordmaking Guide: Part 3 by chioky
Swordmaking Guide: Part 4 by chioky Swordmaking Guide: Part 5 by chioky

:star: Level 2 Swordmaking: Intermediate Level by chioky

You have familiarised yourself with the basics of swordmaking, so you will learn how to improve the quality of the swords you make. You know how a sword comes together, but you will learn how to make the sword look elegant.

The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 1 by chioky The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 2 by chioky The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 3 by chioky The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 4 by chioky
The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 5 by chioky The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 6 by chioky The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 7 by chioky The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 8 by chioky

:star: Level 3 Swordmaking: Advanced Level by piratecaptain

You have mastered all the basics skills of swordmaking. You will be making a sword with every single component included in the construction. The sword will have a perfect grade quality and will be a truly flawless sword.

Wood Katana Tutorial Intro by piratecaptain Wood Katana Tutorial-Planning by piratecaptain Wood Katana Tutorial-Tools+Mat by piratecaptain Katana Tut. Blade Draw Out by piratecaptain Katana Tut. Part 5- Shaping by piratecaptain Katana Tut. Part 6- Shaping 2 by piratecaptain Wood Katana Tut.-Sageo Knot by piratecaptain

:star: Level 1 Tsukamaki: Electrical Tape by chioky

This is the most basic type of handle wrapping that you can use. However this tutorial will teach you how to cleanly wrap your sword handles with electrical tape. It looks the worst however its the easiest to learn, but comes in limited colors.

Handle Wrapping: Level 1 by chioky

:star: Level 2 Tsukamaki: Cloth Tape by piratecaptain chioky

Cloth tape can be hard to find, but it looks much better then electrical tape. You will be using one continuous strip of cloth tape, while twisting it and wrapping it around the sword handle.

Prop Katana Wrap How-To by piratecaptain :thumb61889847: Handle Wrapping: Level 2 by chioky

:star: Level 3 Tsukamaki: Double Knot by Hexuas chioky

Now you will be using ribbon which comes in a variety of different colours. This is a double knot tsukamaki design, where you will be twisting the ribbon twice around on the sword handle.

Katana Handle Wrapping Tut by Hexuas Handle Wrapping: Level 3 by chioky

:star: Level 4 Tsukamaki: Single Knot by Laitz chioky

This is one of the traditional methods of tsukamaki which is used on actual swords. Unlike a double knot, you will only knot the ribbon once in a certain angle around on the sword handle.

Handle Wrapping Tutorial by Laitz Handle Wrapping Tutorial v.2 by Laitz Handle Wrapping: Level 4 by chioky

:star: Swordmaking Improvement Tutorials by chioky fixinman

These tutorials help improve certain skills you have learnt in intermediate level swordmaking. However if you are already at an advanced level in swordmaking then you do not require them.

Speed Swordmaking: Tsuka by chioky How to make a perfect blade by chioky Steamforming Tutorial by fixinman Blade shaper by fixinman Bo-hi Cutter by fixinman Curved handle tutorial by fixinman Tempered edge tutorial by fixinman

:star: Sheath Making Tutorials by chioky

If you want to make a sheath for your sword then there are 3 different techniques. The first is Trench Carving, the second is Box Making and the third is Sandwiching. They are not ranked in difficulty but just some are more stronger then others.

The Scabbard Tutorial: Part 1 by chioky The Scabbard Tutorial: Part 2 by chioky The Scabbard Tutorial: Part 3 by chioky

:star: Metal Blade Texture Painting by Risachantag Karumaru

Now the only difficult part when it comes to painting swords is trying to get a great metal texture for the blade. That is where this wonderful tutorial comes in teaching you how to make a metal-like blade.

Cosplay:Metal Texture Tutorial by Risachantag Dry Brushing Materials Tools by Karumaru

:star: Swordmaking Anatomy's chioky

If you want to make a sword, then you first must know inside out all the exact terms of the differents parts of the sword you are making. Once you have that knowledge you will understand how they help work together to construct the sword.

Swordmaking Anatomy: Katana by chioky Swordmaking Anatomy: Rapier by chioky Swordmaking Anatomy: Long Swrd by chioky Swordmaking Anatomy: Saber by chioky

:star: Miscellaneous tutorials

These are tutorials that do not fit anywhere else. They might be outdated, or old however they might be useful to you.

Drawing a Basic Katana Design by chioky How to make a Tsuba by chioky Swordmaking Cost Analysis by chioky :thumb92295330:  Chiseling Tutorial by piratecaptain

:star: Bleach Related Swordmaking Tutorials

:star: Spacific Zanpakuto Tutorials by chioky

How to make a Tensa Zangetsu by chioky How to make Sode No Shirayuki by chioky How to make your own Benihime by chioky

Tensa Zangetsu, Sode No Shirayuki and Benihime

:star: The Zanpakuto Tsuba Index by chioky

:star: Tensa Zangetsu and Sode No Shirayuki: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Benihime and Shinso: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Senbonzakura and Kyoko Suigetsu: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Suzumushi and Hyorinmaru: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Pantera and Murciélago: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Gamazu and Shinji Hirako's: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Haineko and Wabisuke: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Hiyori Sarugaki's and Lisa Yadomaru's: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Kazeshini and Tobiume: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Zaraki Kenpachi's and Yachiru Kusajishi's: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Ichigo Kurosaki's and Isshin Kurosaki's : chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Suzumebachi and Gegetsuburi: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Itegumo and Zabimaru: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Tiburon and Brujería: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Tenken and Gonryomaru: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Katen Kyokotsu and Sogyo no Kotowari: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Nejibana and Nanao Ise's Tsuba: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Hozukimaru and Fuji Kujaku: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Ashisogi Jizo and Fornicaras: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Ryujin Jakka and Minazuki: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Trepadora and Ira: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Fenix and Mirokumaru: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Ganju Shiba's and Kukaku Shiba's: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Tachikaze and Mashiro Kuna's: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Love's and Rose's: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Hisagomaru and Tsunzakigarasu: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Nijigasumi and Ashido Kano's: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Daiguren Hyorinmaru and Hyorinmaru: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Raika and Reppu: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Tijereta and Giralda: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Del Toro and Volcanica: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Reina de Rosas and Pinsa Guda: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Arbola and Ultima: chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Aguila and Calderon chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Mamut and Tigre Estoque chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
:star: Los Lobos and Lilynette's chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zanp…
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:star: The Manga Tsuba Index by chioky

:star: One Piece - Wado Ichimonji and One Piece - Sandai Kitetsu chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: One Piece - Yubashiri and One Piece - Shuusui chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: Blood+ - Saya's Sword and Blood+ - Saya's Katana chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: Claymore - "THE" Claymore and Fate/Stay Night - Caliburn chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: High School of the Dead - Murata-to and My-Hime  - Miroku chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: D.Gray-man - Mugen and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle  - Ginryu chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: Gurren Lagann - Kamina's Katana and Samurai Deeper Kyo - Tenro chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: InuYasha - Tetsusaiga and Rurouni Kenshin - sakabato chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: Samurai Champloo - Z Eyes Katana and Samurai Champloo - Typhoon Swell chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: Shakugan no Shana - Nietono no Shana and Shamen King - Harusame chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: YuYu Hakusho - Hiei's sword and Afro Samurai - Afro Samurai Sword chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: Bakumatsu Kikansetsu - Getsuruito and  Bastard! - Gara's Sword chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
:star: Kyo Kara Maoh! - Morgif and Codebreaker - Izunenok Amikanesada chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-…
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darkmint13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Hopefully IM Not Asking Too Much... But I Would Like To Ask If U Could Give Me Any Hints Or Tips On Making The Swords From Sword Art Online? (Namely Kirito And Asuna)Thank You...Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated...
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Tellinpa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah, this is totally what I need... thank you!
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
sorry about that earlier post, I meant to say thats great everything is in one place, makes it much easier for everyone to find what they need :)
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
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Shanni-chan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
This is defiantly helpful. I hope to make my original character's Zanpakuto someday. :3
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chioky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
some day, will have to one one day soon
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MegaHeroes16 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It still seems... That It is still only about Katana, Katana, Katana, Katana and more Katakana's... Where are the LongSwords :3! XD
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chioky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
look at the:

Miscellaneous tutorials
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CPT-BRAVO Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
awesome i feel motivated to make my own sword
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chioky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
that is if you have the money or not
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