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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 17 by chioky Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 17 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. 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: Nejibana: So anyway I had overlooked the fact that there was atleast one full shot of kaiens nejibana tsuba being used by that espada guy. So a friend had showed it to me, I got to work and drew it out. But gosh the spear is a much more cooler looking weapon then an unreleased zanpakuto. Just look at all those swirly details on the tsuba, most likely represents water becuase kaiens zanpakuto seems water element based. Too bad were never gonna see this tsuba again, ever for reasons that are spoilers.

:bulletblue: Nanao Ise's Tsuba: The mysterious tsuba is finnaly revealed. You see the only picture was from the colour book from bleach "all colour but the black" I think its called. The one scan with all the vice captains revealed she had a zanpakuto and a tsuba. But it was too damn small to make out any detail. Then I decided to search for a better picture and too my luck someone had scanned in that page with the area on Nanao Ise, magnified. Then I could see the tsuba then I drew it straight away. Now maybe cosplayers will know how to make Nanao Ises zanpakuto now that they can see the tsuba clearly XD

: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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:icontomboy-chan:
tomboy-chan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
u knw how to draw a tsuba for my zanpaktou?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
nah maybe not
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:icontomboy-chan:
tomboy-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
do u at least have any ideas you could give me
cause im sort of new at this
the name of my character's zanpaktou is Kyuubiyoku
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SophieLuana Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
waaa...i have that book. Yes...it's all the colors but black...
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
well good for you
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SophieLuana Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lol you actually replied.
Today on some pic. i noticed that zangetsu had some curves on it's guard.
??
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2emptyskies Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I LOVE NEJIBANA.

i plan to cosplay Kaien Shiba with a released Nejibana :D

Love the guard designs :D

thx~ for the resource.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
though most people just make the released shikai form lol
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:iconedward-elric-13:
Edward-Elric-13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Holy hell! Thankies a lot !!! Now I will be able to do Nanao's sword :dance: (I'm going to cosplay her in Aprisl on a Cosplay convention - and I was wondering what was the tsuba of her sword like - and what was her zanpakuto at all - as far as I read it's either wakizashi or tanto - and as far as it's known she (probably) conceals it in her sleeve)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
To put it bluntly, if someone needs a zanpakuto tsuba, then I am the person on the internet to look for XD
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:iconedward-elric-13:
Edward-Elric-13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
For which - you have my gratitude :hug: - you're doing a great job! And I'm sure that there are a lot of people to appreciate it !
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ReaperJackal240 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
awesome. what will u do next? can u make Nanao's zanpakuto? in case u were wondering what color her ito might be, its most likely purple, u kno, the same shade as byakuya's. i figure this because most zanpakuto's ito are the same color of their saya, and in that same picture from "all the color but black", her zanpakuto had a purple saya. now, if only, they have a detailed shot for nemu's tsuba...all we kno about it at this point is that she has one, the ito is grey, and the tsuba is gold
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Hmm I make the zanpakutos that I want next XD
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FeatherFairy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Woah, I didn't know Nanao even HAD a Zanpakuto. xD My friend didn't either. We were begining to think that her Zanpakuto was that freakin' book she always carrys around. xD Thank ya, now we know. :D

Great job on all of these tsubas, they're freakin' amazing. You must have a lot of patience to search and draw all of them correctly. -applauds- :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
she has a zanpakuto it was seen in the bleach art book "all colour but the black" ^^

It isnt like I draw them to pass the time Or to have fun, its so It can help many people all over the world XD
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:iconmizugami22:
mizugami22 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hey Chioky i found some really interseting info on Nanao Ise zanpakuto here it is i found its abilities but not the name:




Inbijiburu Ea=attack of the invisible sword

Nanao concentrates the air around her blade during combat to create a very powerful gust of wind and to push back and or harm her adversary






Fuu-ō no kekkai=Shield of the wind

Thanks to the concentration of air around her blade, Nanao can create an invisible shield of air and thanks to that protect herself from her enemy's attacks.




han'shoku=Illusion of blades

The current passing around the blade created an illusion of whatever Nanao chooses similar to Aizen's shikai
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:iconedward-elric-13:
Edward-Elric-13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Daaamn - that's interesting - thankies for the info! :worship: :hug:(sry that I read it but I just couldn't help thanking you personally - I'll be Nanao on a cosplay convention and I was wondering what is her zanpakuto and are there any more specific techniques)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
And where did you found this out lol
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:iconmizugami22:
mizugami22 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I found out searching on google it and it was on a french blog it looked pretty valid so i decided to tell u
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:iconmizugami22:
mizugami22 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Could plz tell me how did u get a pic of Nanao Ise zanpakuto it would help me a lot thank u(:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
look for the bleach art book "all colour but black" or somthing like that on google
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:iconice-sabre:
ice-sabre Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
OMG!!! you have Nanao Ise's tsuba design?!?... genius!!! :D :D :D
this is just so great! ;)
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
yes I do and I have like lots more also XD
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:iconice-sabre:
ice-sabre Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
yey!!! um, will there be one for Unohana's minazuki? :D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
show me a picture of it and I will draw it XD
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:iconice-sabre:
ice-sabre Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
ok, but that one is quite hard to find... anyway, i'll update you once i have a better image of that... :D thanks thanks thanks!!!
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FoxKids1302 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as I know, Nanao always hold a notebook or something in her hands, and I don't see her carry her Zanpakuto around. You sure have sharp eyes to see hers. Can I have a look at that picture too?
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
As I said lol, look for the bleach art book all colour but the black on the vice captain meeting which shows all the vice captains tsuba's XD
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:iconrjth:
RJTH Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Which one to choose? Hmm..
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
the answer is both of them 8D
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:iconrjth:
RJTH Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Unless you have a budget..
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:iconlinkisbest:
Linkisbest Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Photographer
Sir, you are a GOD! but alas, they do not sell bolsa wood in Quebec :crying:
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
really? you can always order some online XD
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:iconlinkisbest:
Linkisbest Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Student Photographer
Yeah but the shipping and all that stuff is a pain. Well thanks for the advice.
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eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
^^ :boogie: yay getting there, hopefully we'll see more tsubas in the upcoming chapters so you can add to your index XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Ive drawn all of the vaizards tsuba's theres litrally not much left to do XD
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:iconeugenidesofattolia:
eugenidesofattolia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
O_o actually you're right, you've managed to get almost all the tsubas i think

^^ soon your index of bleach tsubas will be complete then
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:iconwildflower7:
WildFlower7 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Always are out doing yourself. Awesome job as always!!
;p
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Out doing myself is the job I do as a citizen of earth XD
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:iconwildflower7:
WildFlower7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Seriously glad that you are^-^!!
;p
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:iconasbelial:
Asbelial Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nanao's tsuba *_*

omg I love you *saves saves saves* I was needing it XD
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Well may you be one of the first cosplayers that actually have her sword XD
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:iconasbelial:
Asbelial Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah... at least with the correct tsuba XD
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wait!

Nanao's zanpakuto has been shown???
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Shown only in the bleach colour book "all colour but the black" lol
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:icondevonition:
Devonition Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008   General Artist
OMgz, you use graph paper. people who use graph paper for anything OWN
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
graph paper has lines running across it O.O thats why its awesome XD
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:icondevonition:
Devonition Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008   General Artist
YEA XD
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:iconstanstan009:
stanstan009 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
nano-chans!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
its like her tsuba finnaly revealed in large XD
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