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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 14 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 14 by chioky
: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. The tsuba is what makes the zanpakuto a one of a kind. 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: Tiburon: Halibel holds the record with the longest tsuba for her zanpakuto. I mean its so friggin long, its almost as long as her back. I mean with her zanpakuto we dont even know the shape of the tip of the blade becuase the width of the blade is like ichigo's unreleased zanpakuto size. It actually may be alot longer then this A4 size piece of paper however I was able to draw it proportionally its just that as I said it might not be long enough. So if your going to use this increase the size of this.

:bulletblue: Brujeria: If you dont know this guy hes one of the esapada's of hueco mundo. And he didnt actually use his zanpakuto that much maybe 3 chapters at most and only in one panel a very small one was I able to see the details of his zanpakuto. Of course it has short spikes protruding across the sides of the tsuba all the way round with a simple lip on the face of the tsuba. Putting spikes onto a side of a tsuba is easy, its actually putting them on a round corner accurately which is difficult at most.

: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]
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: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]
:star: Aguila and Calderon [link]
:star: Mamut and Tigre Estoque [link]
:star: Los Lobos and Lilynette's [link]
:star: Jabalí and Erizo [link]
:star: Gerifalte and Muramasa [link]
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:iconazure-sapphire:
Azure-Sapphire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
What are the measurements the tsuba and gaurd should be, and could u maybe tell me them in inches or cm, please?
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chioky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I have long since forgotten these measurements as I don't have the original anymore
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:iconazure-sapphire:
Azure-Sapphire Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
nooooooo!!!! QAQ
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:iconframe-kun:
Frame-kun Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i was wondering how long the swords are.. i mean for each zanpakuto
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
40 inches
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:iconravstrike3:
Ravstrike3 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
I was wondering if you could please tell me the Approx Tsuka length and overall blade length for Tiburón at this scale.

Thankyou, Rav
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I made my tiburon at 30 inches long
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:iconravstrike3:
Ravstrike3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Thanks =]
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:iconnanahari:
Nanahari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist
great thanx! i'm going as Halibel this year to a convention and this is really helpfull!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
just remember, you might have to stretch this tsuba out alot more lol
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:iconnanahari:
Nanahari Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist
yeah, but it's still far away, first need to save up for the outfit itself :p
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GypsyPirateQueen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Erm, I'm working on a Halibel cosplay, and I was quite relieved to find this! It made life so much easier. I've barely started, but I've drawn mine, but larger, as you suggested. I thought maybe it might help if I told you the measurements that I used to make the tsuba so that there is a scale version. (Except that I think mine might be too big.)

Length: 600 mm
Width: 70 mm

And the slot that the blade goes in (I don't know what it's called) is 170 mm.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
the length of the tsuba is 60mm o.O thats almost DOUBLE the one drawn here lol

the width is also 7cm? that seems a bit too wide for such a long tsuba hmm...

this sounds way too large for a tsuba, I know the one I drew is far too small lol
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GypsyPirateQueen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Hmmm. Suppose I'll redraw it.
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ReaperJackal240 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
does anyone else think Halibel looks very similar to Sheik?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
sheik as in sheik from legend of zelda?
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:iconreaperjackal240:
ReaperJackal240 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
yes, the very one. i mean, LOOK @ HER! she must be the Tite Kubuo version of Shiek from LoZ. she must have looked like Zelda when she was alive XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
except shiek in Legend of Zelda is more slim and sleek, halibel is slim and volumptious
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:iconreaperjackal240:
ReaperJackal240 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
yes, yes, but u cant disagree when i say they look ALMOST identical
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:iconairashii-enjuku:
Airashii-Enjuku Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
omg! can I used this?! this would take half the work of making it. Should I use wood or that sculpt foam?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Using wood is alot more stronger, you never know when you might accedentily break it lol
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:iconairashii-enjuku:
Airashii-Enjuku Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
ok good, but would I have to rent wood cutting tools or are there places I can go to cut it?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
you could ask a school that has a workshop XD
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:iconairashii-enjuku:
Airashii-Enjuku Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I can't be trusted with power tools though... v.v lol
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
who says you would have to use the power tools ^^
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:iconairashii-enjuku:
Airashii-Enjuku Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
How else would I cut the wood? with a butter knife? D:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
read my swordmaking tutorials lol
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hey did you do 14 already? i got 13 of yours, i love you abilitis, can you do some from gutts from berserk??
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
he has a tsuba lol?
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i know not a katana style, but a sword, i drew 2 of his swords, but cant get the blades to my liking, 6 months goin, longest ever lol, i drew the blades and gaurds from pictures of my grandfather showed me when i was 4, he got me to draw them, and he burnt them, i got them perfected, i used you guides and made the garuds, my aunt took them, i guess its a shady part of out past, we do have japanese in our blood but no one will admit it lol
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FoxKids1302 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You'll be shocked to know that a girl agreed to wear the sexy costume of Halibel (can't imagine her in that outfit, probably cause every boys a nose bleed XD)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Im not that shocked I know a friend who is cosplaying halibel aswell lol
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FoxKids1302 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
In England that's probably normal, but in Vietnam only a dared girl would have enough courage to wear it. Not to mention when people look at her they'll probably think: "Oh no! Another spoiled girl. Poor young generation, they're spoiled by nasty things." XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
if this is a halibel cosplayer then is this said only by old ladies XD
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
halibel might be such a monster that no one could win! XDDDDD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
what about yourichi or unohana XD
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
lol
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MajinViktor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
It's awesome, but Who the Fuck is Halibel?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
she is one of the top 3 espada in power of hueco mundo
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MajinViktor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
oh. Did'nt know that, I pretty much only know about Aruuniero Aruunrerre, Grimmjov, Ulquirra, yammy and that guy who has a Giant schyte
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:iconlordviral:
Lordviral Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
AWESOME!!!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
hmm im gonna as always XD
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
^^ hopefully we'll see more of halibel and her zanpakuto soon, it'll be ineresting to see what her sword is like

:hug: more great work, keep it up
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
it took noi almost 15 chapters to release I hope halibels wont be that long XD
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
well who know what going to happen next ?^^ specially seeing as things have started to get moving plotwise
:w00t: hopefully some interesting fights and maybe we find out whats been happening in karakura/soul society
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:iconybloc:
ybloc Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa so thats what Halibel's tsuba looks like XD she one of my fave espada!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
doesnt halibel have like only 18 panels in the manga, short time for a favoruite espada XD
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ybloc Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
lol she looks awesome
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:iconthe-mirror-melts:
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yay halibel's tsuba!!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
though of course I already gave you over this over MSN some time ago XD
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