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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 13
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Published: March 9, 2008
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:star: The Zanpakuto Tsuba Index

The purpose of these drawings is to help swordmakers and propmakers. When it comes to making katana's or zanpakuto's most of the time the tsuba is the most unique part of the sword. It is the part of the katana which has most of design. So I drew up these closely detailed and accurate measurements of these tsuba's. With these tsuba's they act as a reference when your going to attempt to make the sword. If you use a scene from a anime or manga to make use reference for your tsuba, it might be flawed. So I have saved you the trouble and drawn them all out clearly, with measurements so you can print and cut them out.

:bulletblue: Itegumo: I was analysing pictures of isane's zanpakuto, there werent many might I add and I was trying to see if the 6 spikes were drawn directly into a center point. However when I successfully did that the tsuba design looked on proportional and so I changed the positions of the spikes around and now it looks alot cleaner. I was also contemplating if this was too big or too small but for me its okey. My opinion on the actual tsuba is that spikes look cool but are difficult to keep sharp.

:bulletblue: Zabimaru: I dont know why I havent gotten round to drawing this one yet until now. Anyhow there were only a few clear pictures of the designs of this tsuba becuase the design varys. However the main difference is when the zanpakuto is released or unreleased becuase the center hole changed size proportionally to hold the blade. So the details were either consumed or pushed aside. So remember this tsuba is for if your going to make a released zabimaru aka the type that splits apart into a whip sword.

:bulletblue: Important Notes:

. ALL these guards slide into swords with a thicnkess of 5 mm and 30 mm long, there are some exceptions.
.The parrallel lines are the rims of the guards that you cut out of balsa wood and glue onto the main guard.
.Download the full version, then copy and paste it, print it off then cut it out with scissors.
.Once it the paper tsuba is cut out, then draw around it with a pencil on the wood, then cut it out to finish.


:star: Tensa Zangetsu and Sode No Shirayuki: [link]
:star: Benihime and Shinso: [link]
:star: Senbonzakura and Kyoko Suigetsu: [link]
:star: Suzumushi and Hyorinmaru: [link]
:star: Pantera and Murciélago: [link]
:star: Gamazu and Shinji Hirako's: [link]
:star: Haineko and Wabisuke: [link]
:star: Hiyori Sarugaki's and Lisa Yadomaru's: [link]
:star: Kazeshini and Tobiume: [link]
:star: Zaraki Kenpachi's and Yachiru Kusajishi's: [link]
:star: Ichigo Kurosaki's and Isshin Kurosaki's : [link]
:star: Suzumebachi and Gegetsuburi: [link]
:star: Itegumo and Zabimaru: [link]
:star: Tiburon and Brujería: [link]
:star: Tenken and Gonryomaru: [link]
:star: Katen Kyokotsu and Sogyo no Kotowari: [link]
:star: Nejibana and Nanao Ise's Tsuba: [link]
:star: Hozukimaru and Fuji Kujaku: [link]
:star: Ashisogi Jizo and Fornicaras: [link]
:star: Ryujin Jakka and Minazuki: [link]
:star: Trepadora and Ira: [link]
:star: Fenix and Mirokumaru: [link]
:star: Ganju Shiba's and Kukaku Shiba's: [link]
:star: Tachikaze and Mashiro Kuna's: [link]
:star: Love's and Rose's: [link]
:star: Hisagomaru and Tsunzakigarasu: [link]
:star: Nijigasumi and Ashido Kano's: [link]
:star: Daiguren Hyorinmaru and Hyorinmaru: [link]
:star: Raika and Reppu: [link]
:star: Tijereta and Giralda: [link]
:star: Del Toro and Volcanica: [link]
:star: Reina de Rosas and Pinsa Guda: [link]
:star: Arbola and Ultima: [link]
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mehappy647Student Writer
i dont know what these are either, but they're very very epic...
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
you find epicness in the strangest of places
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mehappy647Student Writer
i find epicness in every nook and corner.
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bryronStudent Photographer
hey.. i'm going to make the zabimari one :) in a shikai mode.. i dont know if i'll be able to do it:) but i'm willing to try :) so i'm going to take your print one the tsuba.. or hilt..
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
and good luck with that
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bryronStudent Photographer
thanks.. i think i got it how i want to do it in my head.. hmm so the only problem is to make it happen:).. i need a lot of ducttape
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CreepingBoNEHobbyist General Artist
Do you have a guard design for Ichimaru Gin, please?
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
yes I do, go find it in the links
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CreepingBoNEHobbyist General Artist
That's why I asked, I've looked through the links and can't seem to find it. :\
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
[link]

You obviously didn't look hard enough.
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CreepingBoNEHobbyist General Artist
I even searched 'Gin Ichimaru' in your gallery, and nothing showed. :ohnoes:
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
If you wanted to find a persons sword, did it ever occur to also try typing in the NAME of the sword instead lol?
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CreepingBoNEHobbyist General Artist
>__>...Now I feel really stupid. XD

I don't know the names of the individual swords, so it didn't occur to me.
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the zabimaru one looks awesome, renji would be proud. could i make a request please?
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
is it a request of a bleach tsuba to draw?
kanzen-hokori's avatar
Chioky becous of you i managed to make an unreleased version of zabimaru . there were somethings i needed to change. so this is the end result [link]
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
thats a very nice sword, you seem to be making alot of swords lately, swordmaking is cool
kanzen-hokori's avatar
your right sword making is cool.but it is also relaxing and when i complete a sword it gives me an amazing feeling.
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I have one question: are the marking on Zabimaru's guard inset or outset?
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
The markings would be outset
ValerieNavarro's avatar
For Zabimaru's Guard: Since the released form is too technical to make, could you draw an unreleased guard for it?
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
you do know there both the same thing lol
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Wait, Unreleased and Released Zabimaru are the same size...? Could you make an unreleased, then?
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chiokyStudent Artisan Crafter
yes they are the EXACT same size the only minor difference is the center
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