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Zanpakuto Tsuba Designs: Pt 18
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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. 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: Hozukimaru: Right so before you ask yes ikkaku does have a tsuba its his unreleased zanpakuto XD. Of course we all know his release turns into a spear but its original form will always be like a katana. Not much to say about this tsuba, I actually got the picture from I think the Bleach 2007 calender, becuase there was no clear shot in the anime and manga! Though I must say it is a pretty bad design for a tsuba, well on the other side it will be pretty simple and basic to make. For those who are actually going to make the released zanpakuto then his actual released spear zanpakuto.

:bulletblue: Fuji Kujaku: Now this is Yumichika Ayasegawa's zanpakuto tsuba, and as you can see I had trouble finding out what it looked like. Most shots of the tsuba in the anime and manga, were shown on its side edge, like that was helpfull. Of course the actual shape of the tsuba was alot more easier to find out. What was hard to work out was the details inside. There was no good reasonable shots of the details when I got the 2007 Bleach calender. I was able to draw the top and bottom details of the tsuba, but it was the damn sides. I just could not make out how the design for the side details on the tsuba was. My opinion ignore it 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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GreyMud's avatar
Ah, your design on Yumichika's tsuba is a bit differently to how I did mine. I don't know about the manga, but in the anime you get a clear view of the details, at least once.

If you look at [link] (2:09) they give us a nice close-up.

Just thought I'd mention it :)
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
I did this so long ago, and I cannot be bothered to change it, but thanks for the heads up XD
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I see :3 And you're very welcome.
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Seeing as how you own a Wii, I'm guessing you've played Shattered Blade. You could get some good guard sketches out of it; Arturo's guard is in pretty good detail just on the front of the box, and you might be able to get some sketches by checking the character models.
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
Lol owning a wii does not mean I have wii shattered blade lol, how did you get to that conclusion XD do you own shattered blade? I need SOMEONES HELO 8D

Ive already now drawn 60 tsuba's anyway lol
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Well, yeah, that's how I know about the gurads in it ^ω^. It shouldn't be that expensive anymore, maybe around 25 US$-30 US$. I don't know how that converts to UK£, though.
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
if you have the game wouldnt mind telling me some tsubas then with pictures XD
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dragon4343|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:w00t: more Tsuba designs!!! you are on a role! lol
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
I already have WAY more then you can imagine lol
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dragon4343|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
let's see...18 subs times 2 tsuba per sub is...36 tsuba! XD
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
im nearing 60 tsuba in total lol
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kayokokitsune|Professional Digital Artist
T.T you just had to go and crush the one zanpakuto I thought I had gotten right.

damn you fuji kujaku!~
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
LOL the tsuba for fuji was never plain even I knew that XD
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kayokokitsune|Professional Digital Artist
T.T
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Poison-Stripes|Hobbyist General Artist
Once again, excellent work, my friend.
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
I have many MANY more like 8 more to upload XD
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Poison-Stripes|Hobbyist General Artist
wow.
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captain0marauding's avatar
Finally, I've been waiting for more tsubas to look at. Good job.
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
i have loads in waiting, but just havent uploaded them yet lol
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What are you waiting for? Upload them! XD
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While this is excellent and wonderful thing you are doing, you could try contacting some one who has the Bleach Wii game to take a picture, because it allows you to zoom up on it. I would but I do not have a camera, or camera phone to do such a thing, but the palm fraun or flower is like a spaced hand, five sprouts from it, and for the sides looks like stylizish 'S' that almost resembles a figure '8'. Hopes that help.
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chioky|Student Artisan Crafter
Yes I have heard of that, but nobody has come forward to help me damn XD
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Lordviral's avatar
Excellent work!! At this pace you may wind up doing every single tsuba in bleach! I think that's a record of some sort.
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Who says I already havent and just havent uploaded them all yet XD
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