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Bleach: Senbonzakura
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Published: August 8, 2007
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Byakuya Kuchiki: Senbonzakura (A Thousand Cherry Blossoms) [link]

:bulletblue: Blade Length: 30 inches
:bulletblue: Handle Length: 10 inches
:bulletblue: Total Length: 40 inches


I could of made this sword in 4 days as according to my swordmaking guides but i had problems. This sword is handmade with no power tools (except a drill) out of strip pine wood and its full tang. This sword is a common katana very plain the only difference is the guard and colour of the handle wrap. The guard took a long time to sand down about 3 hours. I used a TON of woodfiller on this sword to correct mistakes lol. The hardest problem about this sword was I had no purple tape. So I got white tape and hand painted violet water colours onto it. Some parts of the handle are darker as a problem. Also on a camera the colour showed up as dark blue not purple. The handle is purple XD

:star: Ichigo Kurosaki: Tensa Zangetsu [link]
:star: Rukia Kuchiki: Sode no Shirayuki [link]
:star: Kisuke Urahara: Benihime [link]
:star: Gin Ichimaru: Shinso [link]
:star: Byakuya Kuchiki: Senbonzakura [link]
:star: Sosuke Aizen: Kyoka Suigetsu [link]
:star: Kaname Tosen: Suzumushi [link]
:star: Toshiro Hitsugaya: Hyorinomaru [link]
:star: Hollow Ichigo: White Tensa Zangetsu [link]
:star: Grimmjaw Jeagerjaques: Pantera [link]
:star: Ulquiorra Schiffer: Murcielago [link]
:star: Neliel Tu: Gamuza [link]
:star: Shinji Hirako: Sakanade [link]
:star: Rangiku Matsumoto: Haineko [link]
:star: Coyote Starrk: Los Lobos [link]
:star: Tia Harribel: Tiburon [link]


The Swordmaking Tutorials:

:target: Part 1 (Tools and Equipment): [link]
:target: Part 2 (Planning and Drawing): [link]
:target: Part 3 (Cutting out the Sword): [link]
:target: Part 4 (Cutting out the Tsuba): [link]
:target: Part 5 (Sharpening the Sword): [link]
:target: Part 6 (Sculpting the Details): [link]
:target: Part 7 (Painting and Glossing): [link]
:target: Part 8 (Constructing the Sword): [link]
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Nazo-The-UnsolvableHobbyist General Artist
Not a fan of Bleach, but I am a fan of swords and making them. I see you run into the same issue I do sometimes. Thinning out the blade almost always will mess up the alignment.. Only way to avoid it is to use a hard word, but using harder woods are not my forte.
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
why thanks alot
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Skibble1994Hobbyist Photographer
wow! this is absolutely amazing, gimme gimme gimme gimmeeeeee! i want it
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
I have heard that one before
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MissYukishiroHobbyist Artist
B.e.a.u.tiful *,*
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
yes it is a beautiful sword
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That is so cool i wish i could make swords like that
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
yeah alot of people do
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eternal-night6655321Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done. Seriously. :3
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
why thank you very much
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wow awesome!
if you have spare time, could you do Kenpachi's nameless zanpaktou?
i love the shape as if he's bean thrashing on rocks for ages x'D
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
Nah im fine dude
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O_O thanks u save my life XD do u know how to do date masamune katanas
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
they look quite the same you know
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Simply amazing, it's perfect for cosplay... Ahhh, I'm falling in love with that sword!!!!!! You are really amazing, do you know? :D
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
im not that amazing anymore
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¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?

Why not?
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keelerleahProfessional Digital Artist
I just wanted to let you know that you have been featured in my latest news article: [link]
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
why thank you, though lack of swords is depressing T.T
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keelerleahProfessional Digital Artist
Your very welcome. :)
Ya, there aren't very many swords shown... its mostly just the character himself... but I'll try and get more of their swords in the upcoming Character features. :)
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that's EPIC you make the best swords great job
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
time to choose new words besides epic 8P
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