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Bleach: Tensa Zangetsu by chioky Bleach: Tensa Zangetsu by chioky
Ichigo Kurosaki: Tensa Zangetsu (Heavenly Chains Moon Cutter) [link]

:bulletblue: Blade Length: 49 inches
:bulletblue: Handle Length: 16 inches
:bulletblue: Chain Length: 10 inches
:bulletblue: Total Length: 65 inches


This sword is handmade with no power tools (except a drill) out of strip pine wood and its full tang. The sword is not curved like in the anime or manga becuase it would prove difficult to draw a curve nearly 50 inches long.

So when i got the wood the width was the same as the blade so i kept the blade straight. Hmm this sword is long and i meant long, the handle wrapping took 3 hours sanding down and the blade took 5 hours. I spray painted for several days and adding the chain was fun.

The Bleach Sword Collection:

: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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When I first got into Bleach I would browse websites and forums looking for wallpapers and cool pictures. Then one day I came onto DeviantArt and tried a search for Tensa Zangetsu, and came across this deviation. This deviation and the author Chioky showed how sword making could be done with simple hand tools and a bit of hard work.

Chiokys skills have increased exponentially since creating this sword, and his results with the Espada Zanpakutos are evidence of this.
He not only produces high quality wooden swords, but also promotes sword making. He does this by a mixture of technical drawings, tutorials and guides which has earned him lots of praise and many followers.
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:iconkajune:
Kajune Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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:iconkrackencareer:
krackencareer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
do you think you could make my characters zanpakuto? my character is a vizard or is it vizared, anyways he has a zanpakuto who is a scorpion, think you could do it?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
im afraid i cant do that
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:iconkrackencareer:
krackencareer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
why?
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:iconmisshannahcellaneous:
MissHannahCellaneous Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you're talented.. that is amazing!
I have a question though, hope you don't mind! I'm looking to buy a replica of this sword for my Bleach obsessed partner, my query comes from the fact that in some pictures the sword has barbs, and others it's straight/curved, and apparently there's also a white version? I'm assuming all versions are correct? Can you explain? xD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
There are numerous iterations of the sword now, all dependent on which form the main character ichigo is in.

So just ask your friend which version of ichigo he likes and then you can find out the right version of the sword ichigo uses
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:iconkillfang96:
Killfang96 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
So that's what it's name means.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
yes the translation
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:iconkillfang96:
Killfang96 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
What language is it because I tried Google translate and it wasn't Japanese.
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:iconsasodeilemons:
sasodeilemons Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I would buy all if i had, ynkow..money..
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
i would buy alot of stuff if I had the money as well
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:icongrimmjowpro:
Grimmjowpro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Thank you very much for the guides.Without this i couldn't
make this sword and do the full hollow ichigo cosplay.
Keep up the good work.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
and I hope everything went well
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DNBSEN Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
If i were to write a critique (which i just simply wouldn't do because i wouldn't know how to go about doing one) i'd rate this pretty highly. Simply put, there are some areas that, simply because you were working with wood, didn't come out perfect. But other than flaws with the material, i'd say it's really good. 65 inches i'd say is perfect, compared to Ichigo's supposed body size. It all looks good, and you even got the number of links on the chain correct. Very well done, in my opinion.
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:iconsoratheartist:
Soratheartist Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My friend asked me to make this sword, and I'm almost done. How do you attach the chain?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
cut out a gap for half of a chain link to slot inside it
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:iconsoratheartist:
Soratheartist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok. Thanks!
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:iconshahzadx:
ShahzadX Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What are the dimensions for the hilt ? :)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
look for my zanpakuto tsuba drawings in my gallary
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:iconshahzadx:
ShahzadX Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconskibble1994:
Skibble1994 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omg omg omg gimme gimme gimme
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hehehe no
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:iconskibble1994:
Skibble1994 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
aw, but i want to play lol, its awesome
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:iconmastadaras:
MastaDaras Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So i have seen all of your recreations and love them and the pic you put up of them are great. I wanted to ask if you would mind if i made 3d models of them and put them up in the skyrim modding community?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
sure you have my permission to do what you want
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:iconmastadaras:
MastaDaras Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thank you XD
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:iconicerider098:
IceRider098 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome xD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
has been said many times
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:iconzanpaktoufan199:
ZanpaktouFan199 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, amazing, I am starting my tensa zangetsu soon, I hope it works out!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
and I hope to see it
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:icondeamonsin-7:
Deamonsin-7 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I really like seeing all these different angles. Especially since I'll be making one of my own. This'll be really helpful.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
make sure to take all the same angles
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:icondeamonsin-7:
Deamonsin-7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, what did you use to make the pattern on the handle?
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:icondeamonsin-7:
Deamonsin-7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!
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:iconnightsky1995:
nightsky1995 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Artist
I know that 50 inches is long, but is it possible to make it curved?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I made a 8 foot masamune curved so, yeah completely possible
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:iconnightsky1995:
nightsky1995 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Artist
Is it possible to use other wood that your? If so what can you recommend me on using?
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:iconnightsky1995:
nightsky1995 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Artist
Oh ok thanks and I have one more question to ask. How did you add the chains?
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:iconnightsky1995:
nightsky1995 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Artist
And also, can I use any wood to make this? If so, what can you recommend me on using to make it a little bit tough to break?
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:icondcb2504:
dcb2504 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Holy cow. I would buy all of these.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
then that would have been alot of money
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:iconphantomgirl96:
Phantomgirl96 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The last chain link is only a half, but its still SO FREAKING AWESOME.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
yes, yes it is
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:iconfoohasmoved:
FooHasMoved Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ZANGETSUU. The coolest sword with glasses EVER.
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:iconincalzando:
Incalzando Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
At first glance: Amazing! They're so alike!
At second glance: Is Zangetsu this stiff and skinny? :P
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
thats what she said
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:icondman-faust:
Dman-Faust Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
hey that tensa zangetsu is great! and I'm a swordcrafter too!!! an now I'm doing one like that, I going to upload it for you can see it ^^
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I cant wait to see it
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:iconihaveaknifeinmychest:
What kind of tools do you use for making the blade itself?
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