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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 15 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 15 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: Tenken: This zanpakuto belongs to Sajin Komamura the captain of the 7th devision. Now I like his tsuba becuase even though he has only used his zanpakuto once it sure has gotten alot of viewpoints unlike other zanpakutos. The actual design of the tsuba is very unique and I was wondering if the bottom and top sides of the tsuba were rounded or flat. In the end I decided they were flat to keep the proportion of details on the tsuba in line with the shape. It might be abit small but Komamura is a big guy so this is not to scale.

:bulletblue: Gonryomaru: Dont know this character? not suprised he is Chojiro Sasakibe vice captain of the first devision, you know one of the vice captains who got pwned by non zangetsu ichigo. Anyway onto the tsuba it was actually real difficult to find the exact shape of his tsuba becuase he kept moving the damn tsuba into different view points. However I was able to capture and draw down all his details, though I am very sure nobody is going to bother making this tsuba along with his 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]
: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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:iconboltrobankai:
BoltroBankai Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You do realize that you have Sajin's giant bankai's version of the tsuba and not the actual Tenken tsuba.
The giant's sword has a different tsuba than Sajin's zanpakuto.
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Legionare117 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I like the detail on Chojiro's
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
me too its cool
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SaliviaBaker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
I love Gonryomaru. I want to see more of Chojiro Sasakibe. And if I could makes swords I would definitely make his.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
indeed he is a ghost never appears
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SaliviaBaker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
though he would probably make a wonderful butler :D
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Darcat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
i whent cosplaying and my frinds like it and thay can't whate to see my New one that i will be working on. thank's agen for the Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
no problem, and please next time do use the "reply" button instead of "comment" XD
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Darcat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
admit it could of been done better..... Oh Ya lol i did not have the right Tools. Just a Sharp Knife and Hardwood. lol
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
as long as you know you could of done better thats okey ^^
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Darcat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Sorrey
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
yeah im sorr"e"y to
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Darcat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Done. go look chioky and thanks for the Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs.

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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
do you admit it could of been done better?
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Darcat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
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chioky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
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Darcat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Thank's to you i was abule to make Chojiro with Hardwood lol


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chioky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
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Darcat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
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chioky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
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ValerieNavarro Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
How many guards have I printed? All the ones you posted. How many have I made? Zero. It's not that they are bad illustrations or anything (There's NO way I could draw that good), it's just, it all seems too confusing. The whole Benihime add-ons,Sode No Shirayuki's ribbon and beads at the end, the Zangetsu's and Hyorinmaru's chains, and the fancy ribbon-tying-how do you do all of that and not go crazy?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
So you printed all the guards I made I think I have nearing 40 now lol. You do know miss that I have made a tutorial on how to make benihime and sode shirayuki AND also tensa zangetsu aswell in my gallery and also in that tensa zangetsu guide shows you how to attach hyorinmaru's chain AND finnaly and one guide on handle wrapping XD
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ValerieNavarro Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
You had a handlewrapping guide?
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ybloc Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the Tsuba u made in this pic both r really cool characters!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
ah thank you very much I wonder if anybody will use them
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ybloc Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh so u just draw for ppl to make them? i didnt know that
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
fencing is for the weak!

i thought that lt of 1st division woulve had ALOT more bite being the lt. of first division!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
maybe he through hish back out when he lunged then he went to far forward ? XD
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
weak! XD

aristocracy is for the weak! XD
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
You know, I have a non-completed katana in my room, and it has no tsuba. I might just quickly fix it up and make the assistant captain's sword, just for laughs.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
then im sure you will be one of the rare people on earth to make his sword XD
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stanstan009 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
they have the best tsubas than anyone else. you did an awesome job in drawing them. im sure your skteches are VERY useful for future swordmakers
( like myself hopefully)
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
thats what im hoping these tsuba's can be helpfull for future swordmakers!! becuase right now its mostly cosplayers XD
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Lordviral Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Man you can draw really well!! I wouldnt be able to get these to look like they do now if i tried to!!! Excelent job!!!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
well it is quite easy to draw from an already exisiting picture XD
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Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Nice as always keep it up.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I shall keep it up ^^ right up XD
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JonsProjects Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Another great job Chioky. Hopefully we'll see Komamura use his more in the upcoming mangas. I was disappointed with the last one, I hope it doesn't drag on, I wanna see some fights!
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chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I hope we see more fights for everyone but the chances of that happening are slim XD
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JonsProjects Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
So they're now stalling the battles.
Although I quite liked the latest manga, answered good few questions.
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I thought Tenken was longer in the middle, i watched all episodes last night again lol
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
in the bleach anime tenken's tsuba is HUGE when compared with the guy XD
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dracon666 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
true lol
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BoltroBankai Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
here is the tsuba design safe and sound ^^
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BoltroBankai Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wOOt!!
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SylarJin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Digital Artist
Good man
It is a little difficult, but to make the
Loved
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
thank you very much ^^ they are very detailed XD
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
They're actually quite cool tsubas....¬¬ shame we don't get to see them more...in fact given the amount of time we see them i'm impressed you managed to draw them at all

:salute: keep up the good work as always
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
ive drawn over 30 tsuba designs so far, and It seems im slowly but steadly running out of tsuba's to draw XD Kubo needs to show more tsuba's!!
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