Time Spent : 22 Hours Wood : Nyatoh Handle Length : 10" Blade Length : 30" Side Blades : 9" (Each) Total Length : 40"
Wow has it really been 2 months? I finished this one a while ago but what with moving house and Fallout 3 coming out I only just got around to uploading it.
This is my Itegumo, the sword of Isane Kotetsu from the anime Bleach. It was made entirely by hand except for a cordless drill and has a full tang. This has been by far the hardest guard I have ever made and, after several less than stellar attempts, I settled for the best I had just to move on. As far as I know this is the only released form of Itegumo on DA since most people have only done the katana form so Im quite happy Im the first. Some of you Isane fans might notice I took a few liberties when I made the main blade double edged but I felt that it looked better that way.
Yay mounted. a utility cabinet with magazine racks for the "Tomb Raider style" compensated USP and a few swords.
The door is modeled after a hybrid of the doors in the Bortoli's Hidout level and the door baring the way to the resting place of the Temp of Xian(seen in the opening cut-sceen and at the end of the Great Wall level). Should probably note that TR II (the inspiration) came out after TR: Lara Croft... the focus of the 10th anniversary.
If only i had a table saw when i did this, it would have turned out so much better.
**UPDATE: 1-12-09 Inspiration struck in my sleep again (love it when that happens). There is something missing from the Temple of Xian sigil that one simple hardware store find can fix in addition to authenticating its perpose. Answer: Talion receptical (mailbox lock)