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Bleach: Senbonzakura by chioky Bleach: Senbonzakura by chioky
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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:iconnazo-the-unsolvable:
Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist 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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:iconturrock:
Turrock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
nice work!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
why thanks alot
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:iconskibble1994:
Skibble1994 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! this is absolutely amazing, gimme gimme gimme gimmeeeeee! i want it
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I have heard that one before
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:iconmissyukishiro:
MissYukishiro Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
B.e.a.u.tiful *,*
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
yes it is a beautiful sword
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:iconbyakuyagirl01:
ByakuyaGirl01 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
That is so cool i wish i could make swords like that
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
yeah alot of people do
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:iconeternal-night6655321:
eternal-night6655321 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done. Seriously. :3
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
why thank you very much
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:iconrabinmiguel:
RabinMiguel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
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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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Nah im fine dude
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:iconkamui-85:
kamui-85 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
O_O thanks u save my life XD do u know how to do date masamune katanas
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
they look quite the same you know
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:icongemininosaga88:
GeminiNoSaga88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
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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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
im not that amazing anymore
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:icongemininosaga88:
GeminiNoSaga88 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
????????????????

Why not?
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I just wanted to let you know that you have been featured in my latest news article: [link]
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
why thank you, though lack of swords is depressing T.T
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional 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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:iconsaxnmm:
Saxnmm Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
that's EPIC you make the best swords great job
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
time to choose new words besides epic 8P
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:iconsaxnmm:
Saxnmm Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
ok ok AWESOME
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:iconmooreswordsman:
mooreswordsman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
i tried to make the guard for this one and it was one of the hardest ones i made
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
NEED MORE WORK
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:iconkarakura-king:
Karakura-King Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Fuji kujaku?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Thats a cool sword
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:iconkarakura-king:
Karakura-King Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
a challenge also, but if there was a trouble in "mechanism" for making it locked once its fanned out, then there are still basic katanas in bleach like umm.... well we dont know what its called yet, but Zaraki's sword maybe?
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Karakura-King Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
It looks really neat and tidy! great replica. the curved blade looks real smooth.

and as an answer to what you should make next then maybe you could make zangetsu shikai i'd love to see it!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
everybody makes that, i'll pass
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:icone-1337-metallix:
E-1337-Metallix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Hmm... no sakura petals to go with it? lol... I cant wait till you make more if you ever will again...
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
who knows what I will make
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:icone-1337-metallix:
E-1337-Metallix Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Make Aizens bankai... If he ever uses it in the manga...
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
nah...
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:iconlemgemapple:
LemGemapple Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student
I want to steal this sword off of you. if only you sold it... -.-
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
it has already been sold
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:iconlemgemapple:
LemGemapple Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student
So evil!
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:iconrandom-love-letters:
random-love-letters Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
well done :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
why thank you ^^
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:iconrandom-love-letters:
random-love-letters Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
your welcome :D
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:iconkunataro:
kunataro Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
I would so order this from you xD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
too bad its already sold off to another guy lol
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:iconlemgemapple:
LemGemapple Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student
Amazsingly made.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I beg to differ XD
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:iconlemgemapple:
LemGemapple Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student
Lolz, it was awesomely made. You clearly put alot of work into it, how can you say something like that. XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
its because I made it so I can say it XD
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:iconlemgemapple:
LemGemapple Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student
XDXD
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GeminiNoSaga88 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I really love your work!!! It's one of the best I've ever seen, really... Did you try to make the sccabard?

I'm really surprised, I don't know someone could work with wood in this way!!!

Congratulations!!

^^
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
No I did not make the scabbard, this might not be the best you have seen,

and alot of people can do alot more better stuff then me with wood

but thanks anyway XD
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