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Tensa Zangetsu by fixinman Tensa Zangetsu by fixinman
Tenza Zangetzu Ichigo's Bankai. Made of maple wood and cotton ribbon. The chain is made from the wire from two coat hangers, The blade was curved using a steamer box. I was shown an amazing coincidence about this sword. The balance point is just behind the hand guard. I never planned it, hell I never even thought of it. It just happened.
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:iconimchelsey:
ImChelsey Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
what finish or paint did you use for the blade?
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fixinman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
6 coats of primer and gloss black spray paint.
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commanderzhao Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
sorry to correct, but it's not a katana, it's a chokuto.
(I'm NOT a know-it-all, but that's how it appeared in the anime)
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fixinman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest I really don't know the difference.
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commanderzhao Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
a chokuto is a strait sword, and a katana is a curved blade.
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I did not know that. The straightness was mostly due to my inexperience. This was my first sword based on an actual sword.
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RoronoaZorroDamian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
:>
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JayArchan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does it take you to make one on average
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on the sword. If it is a first time around it can take a month. Some I can make in as little as six hours.
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:iconjayarchan:
JayArchan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow have you ever tried to make Kenpachi's sword?
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to but it is a lot harder than it looks. That hand guard is amazingly complex.
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JayArchan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i can imagine, how did you get started in making them. My wife and I are looking at starting in to doing cosplay I am always looking for advice on how to make things like that. Makes it more authentic so to speak.
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fixinman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just thought it was something interesting to do. For the best tutorials go see Chioky :iconchioky: Piratecaptain :iconpiratecaptain: has some great tutorials on youtube. [link]
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Halekborn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect, beautifull and awesome incredible work in this Replica
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's not really perfect I have learned a few things and invented a couple of tools that would let me make a better one. But I do like it. Looks like you want to try swordmaking let me know if you have any questions.
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MadaraUchiha666 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
I'd gladly buy this sword from you:)
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's $130.
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:iconmadarauchiha666:
MadaraUchiha666 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Seriously?!I'll talk to my parents to see if they'll let me have it here at home:)
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SP4RT4N-23 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
correction of my last post, y finally upload my tensa zangetsu xD
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SP4RT4N-23 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the advice! I decided to make the sword anyway... only need to paint it and i will upload it :P
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SP4RT4N-23 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice!of all the Zampaktous this is my favorite one! I finally found a piece of wood to make a real zampaktou xD soo i think i´m going to make a Tensa Zangetsu
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks and good luck with yours. If you have any questions there's lots of help available.
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SP4RT4N-23 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the suport, actualy i have a question, the lenght of the blade...you see, mine is 82 cm aprox, but its seems that the real one is more big... i could not tell, by reading the manga and i thought that mine that is a litle more big that the blade of my bokken should work fine...
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fixinman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The main problem with anime swords is that they keep changing their minds what they look like. Assuming that Ichigo stood 170cm I worked out that the blade was 92 cm. However I have seen them as long as 105cm. It's really your choice.
An example of how they change their mind Rukia's Sode changes 4 times in the first episode where we see it.
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dkp12020 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
A truly amazing sword!
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No these are amazing. [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
And the funniest Bleach picture I have seen [link]
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Dracona Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Wow O.O

Great thing about the balance point XD

What kind of paint/stain/whatever did you use on the blade?
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Just ordinary gloss black spray paint.
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TensaZangetsu13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
couple ?'s:
1. how strong is the material?
2. is it practice worthy?
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fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You can practice with it as long as you don't hit anything because the blade is only 1/4" thick.
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TensaZangetsu13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
may i buy that from you?????? please?
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's $130.00
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PedroEscamoso Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Man, I wish I had maple and tools :(
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Maple can be found in the frames of old couches. The maple for Tenza and Sode came from an old bed. Balsa can also be used but it isn't as strong as maple.
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pyro-kunoichi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Writer
that's really incredible! I wish I could do that...
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really not that hard if you have the tools.
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MissMeggsie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks fantastic, you've done a wonderful job! :D
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. The unfortunate thing about them is you really have to be able to hold them to really appreciate them. Sigh oh well.
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