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Bleach: Benihime V2
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Published: June 14, 2009
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THIS SWORD IS FOR SALE, NOTE ME FOR MORE DETAILS

I thought I should make that clear before people start going "hey I thought you said you never make the same sword twice?" or "hey does that mean you are going to sell the old one?". The answer to all those questions is no, no and no. It all happened three days before my May 2009 MCM Expo that I thought to myself "I should improve my benihime" It is 2 years old and was quite worn out, the handle wrapping was coming un done and the paint was peeling. So since I do not make the same sword twice I decided to improve my original Benihime (Crimson Princess)

THIS SWORD IS FOR SALE, NOTE ME FOR MORE DETAILS

:star: Improvements :star:

.The entire handle was rounded to a more oval shape
.Faux ray skin wrapping was used to wrap the handle
.Tsukamaki level 4 was used with black cloth strips
.The end hilt was cut down shorter to 3 inches
.Thin strips of balsa used for the end hilt details
.I used a new red tassle exactly the same look
.I had sewn the benehime knot together tightly
.I had made a new gold lace chain for the handle
.I screwed in the lace chain with a hooked screw
.I added balsa details to create the inner lip on the tsuba
.I had sanded the tsuba into symetrical dimensions
.I used a richer gold spraypaint with gloss coat


So yeah I think thats all, I did all those improvements in 2 days *is proud* because originally I thought I took on aboard too much to handle before the convention. Well anyway the tsukamaki was very accurate BEFORE I took it to the convention, however these photos were taken afterwards, and well all the diamonds are out of alignment, bummer, thats what happens when multiple people handle your sword lol
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dunkler-adligProfessional Artist
i used yours as a guide when i made mine :)
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
and upload the sword?
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dunkler-adligProfessional Artist
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i guess i don't have a full picture of just the sword :p maybe i should fix that lol
E-V-A-B's avatar
can you also make shinji's sakanade in shikai form? that would be so cool :)
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
I stopped making swords long ago
E-V-A-B's avatar
oh...what a pity!
E-V-A-B's avatar
wow it's gorgeous!
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
why thanks alot
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JherbenHobbyist General Artist
im so drooling right now.. amazing work! :D
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
why thanks alot now
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LazyGenius94Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect and epic!
Your works are always stunning :)
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
why thank you, yes they are
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MadArtMan0817Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting designed. ^^
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
well its a replica so not much designing lol
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MadArtMan0817Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see...
00kami-blackfang's avatar
did you buy a tsuka or did you make one for this sword
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
Everything was made, I even went to a lab and fine picked the chemicals to make the aresol paints
Ihaveaknifeinmychest's avatar
This is really good. How long does it take to make something of this quality?
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
2 weeks tops
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woow cool i like it realy its so great i love it. i am trying to make a bleach zampakto for my self but its but is more my sword I already have a sketch of how I want to. but i like al of your swords its great what you can do with wood I'm actually a bit jealous but i am do my best
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
yeah thanks alot indeed
ChiWai's avatar
Wow this is amazing!
I'm thinking of making this if i have the time. Im wondering since you did the adjustments, did the specs change? Also, the handle looks... interesting. Could you also give the measurements to the handle turns? sort of like:
:bulletblue: Blade Length:
:bulletblue: Guard Length:
:bulletblue: Full Handle Length:
:bulletblue: Guard to inside turn Handle Length:
:bulletblue: Guard to outside turn Handle Length:
:bulletblue: inside turn to end Handle Length:
:bulletblue: outside turn to end Handle Length:
:bulletblue: Total Length:

I know its a bit much to ask but wow you have the most accurate made swords i've seen.
Thanks in advance
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
Well seeing as how im currently studying away from home, you pretty much aint going to get those measurements im afraid
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Ahh but good to know that it did change. I'll postpone the endeavor then. I’m not in a rush and benihime is my fav sword so I don’t want to make it without proper measurements. How do you get the measurements anyways? Geez the sword looks simply stunning
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