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Bleach: Benihime V2 by chioky Bleach: Benihime V2 by chioky
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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:icondunkler-adlig:
dunkler-adlig Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Artist
i used yours as a guide when i made mine :)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
and upload the sword?
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dunkler-adlig Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional 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
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E-V-A-B Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
can you also make shinji's sakanade in shikai form? that would be so cool :)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I stopped making swords long ago
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:icone-v-a-b:
E-V-A-B Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
oh...what a pity!
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:icone-v-a-b:
E-V-A-B Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
wow it's gorgeous!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
why thanks alot
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:iconjherben:
Jherben Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im so drooling right now.. amazing work! :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
why thanks alot now
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:iconlazygenius94:
LazyGenius94 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect and epic!
Your works are always stunning :)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
why thank you, yes they are
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MadArtMan0817 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting designed. ^^
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
well its a replica so not much designing lol
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:iconmadartman0817:
MadArtMan0817 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see...
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:icon00kami-blackfang:
00kami-blackfang Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
did you buy a tsuka or did you make one for this sword
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Everything was made, I even went to a lab and fine picked the chemicals to make the aresol paints
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:iconihaveaknifeinmychest:
This is really good. How long does it take to make something of this quality?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
2 weeks tops
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JtNh Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
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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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
yeah thanks alot indeed
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ChiWai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
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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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student 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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ChiWai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
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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beni-marion6699 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
how much would you sell sakanade for and how much for benihime?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
I wont sell benihime and for sakande more then you can afford
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:iconbeni-marion6699:
beni-marion6699 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
how do you know what i can afford
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Royal-Eyes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
anyway i can buy it or have u make another one for me to buy????
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
hmm how about neither
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crizuryuu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
beautiful!! :love:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
yes it is indeed isnt it?
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:iconcrizuryuu:
crizuryuu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
it is! :D its my favorite zanpakutou (and Hyorinmaru too :heart: )
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Syphellium Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
this is really nice! I've browsed your gallery and this is one of the swords that I thought a) looked most like the one shown in anime or manga and b) looks extremely handsome in real life! you sure are skilled with you hands! by the way how long did it take to make the original one? doesn't look as good as v2 but must have taken quite a while!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
the first one took about 4 weeks, but thats because I was working on and off from it, it was mainly trying to gather all the neccessary materials together, the V2 version was just to remodel the handle because the blade was still perfect
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Syphellium Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I see! Very nice work!
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Neyjour Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been :+favlove: featured :+favlove: here: [link] :)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
well isnt that nice
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:iconkuchiki-kikyou:
kuchiki-kikyou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Will you be remodeling the others as well??
All your Zanpaktou look so wonderful and you can see all the time you put into it (:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
oh nah, there is no need
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:iconkuchiki-kikyou:
kuchiki-kikyou Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Ah okay then (:

I wish I was able to see this in real life!
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LissyRaine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the this sword, its nice to see someone reproducing these swords so accurately ^^
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
that is because I am devoted to quality
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LissyRaine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well such devotion is refreshing XD. *squees over Benihime*
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:iconaerojun:
AeroJun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how did you make it?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
tutorials
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:iconaerojun:
AeroJun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG it looks AWESOME!
your sword is amazing
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DragonmanX-90 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
God I want this sword so much!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
yeah its a nice sword
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DragonmanX-90 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
I've been looking for a version of Benihime at conventions for a year now, no luck. How long did this one take you to make?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
read up on my old benehime deviation to find out, though 10 hours average
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