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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are tutorials that do not fit anywhere else. They might be outdated, or old however they might be useful to you.
Bleach Related Swordmaking Tutorials
Spacific Zanpakuto Tutorials by *chioky
Tensa Zangetsu, Sode No Shirayuki and Benihime
The Zanpakuto Tsuba Index by *chioky
Tensa Zangetsu and Sode No Shirayuki: [link]
Benihime and Shinso: [link]
Senbonzakura and Kyoko Suigetsu: [link]
Suzumushi and Hyorinmaru: [link]
Pantera and Murciélago: [link]
Gamazu and Shinji Hirako's: [link]
Haineko and Wabisuke: [link]
Hiyori Sarugaki's and Lisa Yadomaru's: [link]
Kazeshini and Tobiume: [link]
Zaraki Kenpachi's and Yachiru Kusajishi's: [link]
Ichigo Kurosaki's and Isshin Kurosaki's : [link]
Suzumebachi and Gegetsuburi: [link]
Itegumo and Zabimaru: [link]
Tiburon and Brujería: [link]
Tenken and Gonryomaru: [link]
Katen Kyokotsu and Sogyo no Kotowari: [link]
Nejibana and Nanao Ise's Tsuba: [link]
Hozukimaru and Fuji Kujaku: [link]
Ashisogi Jizo and Fornicaras: [link]
Ryujin Jakka and Minazuki: [link]
Trepadora and Ira: [link]
Fenix and Mirokumaru: [link]
Ganju Shiba's and Kukaku Shiba's: [link]
Tachikaze and Mashiro Kuna's: [link]
Love's and Rose's: [link]
Hisagomaru and Tsunzakigarasu: [link]
Nijigasumi and Ashido Kano's: [link]
Daiguren Hyorinmaru and Hyorinmaru: [link]
Raika and Reppu: [link]
Tijereta and Giralda: [link]
Del Toro and Volcanica: [link]
Reina de Rosas and Pinsa Guda: [link]
Arbola and Ultima: [link]
Aguila and Calderon [link]
Mamut and Tigre Estoque [link]
Los Lobos and Lilynette's [link]</sub></b>
The Manga Tsuba Index by *chioky
One Piece - Wado Ichimonji and One Piece - Sandai Kitetsu [link]
One Piece - Yubashiri and One Piece - Shuusui [link]
Blood+ - Saya's Sword and Blood+ - Saya's Katana [link]
Claymore - "THE" Claymore and Fate/Stay Night - Caliburn [link]
High School of the Dead - Murata-to and My-Hime - Miroku [link]
D.Gray-man - Mugen and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle - Ginryu [link]
Gurren Lagann - Kamina's Katana and Samurai Deeper Kyo - Tenro [link]
InuYasha - Tetsusaiga and Rurouni Kenshin - sakabato [link]
Samurai Champloo - Z Eyes Katana and Samurai Champloo - Typhoon Swell [link]
Shakugan no Shana - Nietono no Shana and Shamen King - Harusame [link]
YuYu Hakusho - Hiei's sword and Afro Samurai - Afro Samurai Sword [link]
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu - Getsuruito and Bastard! - Gara's Sword [link]
Kyo Kara Maoh! - Morgif and Codebreaker - Izunenok Amikanesada [link]