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Unread 11-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Talking Building your own Realistic High Quality Wooden Katana's!!

Hello ^^

I am Chiok aka Chioky the Swordmaker known from:

www.chioky.deviantart.com

I make wooden swords and I am currently making Replica Bleach Zanpakuto's it is what im famous for on Deviantart. If you want an example to see how good of a swordmaker I am click the link below for:

Kisuke Urahara: Benehime (Crimsom Princess)

-------->http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Ble...ihime-60684721<--------

Okey right to the nitty gritty I am trying to teach as many people as possible about swordmaking. Why? becuase most people like cosplayers want to make an excellent prop like a katana but lack the neccessary imformation to do so. Im tying to make that a thing of the past by supplying as much imformation as possible. The more people know about swordmaking the more people realise its an amazing thing to do.

Now I am teaching you how to make High Quality and Realistic wooden katana's. Now im sure most cosplayers wont the best prop possible to match their costume im here to make that link. For me wooden katana's are the best to work with I mean they last alot longer then any cardboard and plastic. And they are alot safer then any factory made steel katana. Wooden Swords are the balence between artistic beauty and safety.

Now unfortunetly I have made all my guides on deviantart. Im sure most of you frown upon people linking to their deviantart deviations. However Im simply trying to teach people how to make katana's I am not in this for the publicity. Use this imformation as you see fit and just click the link and read to your hearts adore. Do not hesitate to answer questions.

Swordmaking Guide: Part 1 (Tools and Equipment):

This is the first guide I have outlined all the neccessary tools and equipment you will need to successfully make a wooden replica katana. As you can see they are all basic hand tools except the power drill. This is to show my method of swordmaking is most cost worthy and alot safer then any power tools. Safety, check, low price, check what you waiting for?

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Swo...art-1-57271535

Swordmaking Guide: Part 2 (Planning and Cutting):

In this second guide you will be learning how to accurately draw up your chosen replica katana for your cosplay. Then you will learn how to draw it all on the wood successfully then once complete I will teach you how to carefully cut out everything with a saw.

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Swo...art-2-60230436

Swordmaking Guide: Part 3 (Sanding and Painting):

I this third guide im teaching you how the seed called wooden sword that you have just cut out will bloom into a beautifull smooth sword once you sand everything down. Then I shall teach you how to paint accordingly though Im sure everybody knows how to paint anyway.

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Swo...art-3-60920259

Swordmaking Guide: Part 4 (Fixing and Handle Wrapping):

In the final guide im teaching you how to fix the handles onto your katana and constructing a hilt fully putting together your katana. Then I shall teach you my method of tsuka which is pretty crap and waiting to be uploaded. If you follow all these steps you should achieve making a decent katana.

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Swo...art-4-61153616

Swordmaking Guide: Part 5 (Advanced Skills):

This is an updated skills swordmaking guide which you can use in conjunction with the first 4 swordmaking guides to ahieve an even higher quality and realism in your katana's. Though the skills here are a step up from begginner but its worth it for perfection.

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Swo...art-5-67498190

If you want a guide on just how to make tensa zangetsu then read this:

This entire guide can teach you how to make your own tensa zangetsu from the first design to wrapping the handle of the katana. For all you bankai ichigo cosplayers this should be beneficial to you unless you would rather fork out loads of money for a metal version ignoring safety.

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/How...getsu-67715340

Drawing a Basic Katana Design:

This guide will teach you how to draw the perfect katana design onto a piece of wood ready to be cut out. This does not teach you how to make a katana only how you draw one out. Yes I know its from swordmaking part 5 advanced skills but this looks better neh?

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Dra...esign-73525113

These next 7 guides are reference technical drawings of 14 different zanpakuto guards for katana's. I assure you the measurments and design closely match the counterparts in the anime and manga of bleach. You simply copy and paste the deviation, print it, then cut it out, then stick it onto the wood ready for cutting it out, half the work done already.

Tensa Zangetsu and Sode No Shirayuki Tsuba's:

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zan...-Pt-1-72171606

Benihime and Shinso's Tsuba's:

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zan...-Pt-2-72337808

Senbonzakura's and Kyoko Suigetsu's Tsuba's:

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zan...-Pt-3-72497257

Suzimushi and Hyorinmaru Tsuba's:

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zan...-Pt-4-72640683

Pantera and Ulquiorra's Tsuba's

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zan...-Pt-5-73184758

Gamuza and Shinji's Tsuba's:

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zan...-Pt-6-73362466

Heinoko's and Wabisuke Tsuba's:

http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/Zan...-Pt-7-73703013

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Unread 11-03-2007, 03:34 AM   #2
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The swords in your gallery are really good. This is definately going to be helpful when I make Grimmjow's zanpakuto. This tutorial should be added to the tutorial list.
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Unread 11-03-2007, 04:35 AM   #3
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And I've got a question. On average, how long does it take to make a sword?
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Unread 11-03-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
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It can take anywhere up to between 1 to 2 weeks to make a sword ^^
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Unread 11-04-2007, 01:26 PM   #5
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can u post a tutorial on how 2 make Hitsugaya's sword with the green sash? I need the sword 2 finish my cosplay. also do u know how 2 make a sheath 4 the sword?
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Unread 11-05-2007, 02:54 AM   #6
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You could just make the sheath out of cardboard, featherweight shows how to do it in the cardboard katana tutorial.
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Unread 11-05-2007, 05:19 PM   #7
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you should take commissions... lawl.
you can make bank off these. lol!!
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Unread 11-05-2007, 06:25 PM   #8
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I agree with ITouched, you'd make such a killing with all those great Zanpakuto's in your gallery
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Unread 11-06-2007, 02:45 AM   #9
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He said he was selling due to space constraints on his DA account, lets hope so XD
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Unread 11-06-2007, 05:10 AM   #10
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I've got another question Chiok, the thickness of the wood you make these swords with, is it 1/4 inch?
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Unread 11-08-2007, 09:07 PM   #11
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Hi it's going to be my first time cosplaying and i want to cosplay as Rukia with her shikai, Sode no Shirayuki, do you have a sword instruction tutorial for all those extra parts, (including how to make the guard pattern) on the sword? Please reply
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Unread 11-12-2007, 02:34 PM   #12
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Wah so sorry I have been inactive XD I'll try to answer all your questions:

Histugaya/Sora: I actually dont know how to make a sheath or a proper wooden sheath im afraid sorry XD

Chipface: Im more of a woodworker then a prop maker so I aim to make wooden sheaths XD

ITouchedYasuke: Ive sold one sword for £100 and soon to be another for £110 I plan to sell more XD

Chappy Rukia: Selling them isnt easy with conversion rates most buyers are from USA >.>

natnoj: That is true they take up too much space and I just keep making more so they have to go XD

Chipface: The thicnkness of the wood is 0.5cm or 5mm

Sujun: If you email me I can give you a proper explanation when the time comes to it XD
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Unread 11-12-2007, 02:49 PM   #13
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how much is 100yen ((is that what that symbol is?)) in American dollars
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Unread 11-12-2007, 03:37 PM   #14
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how much is 100yen ((is that what that symbol is?)) in American dollars
I believe thats the symbol for the British Pound. If such then those prices (using yahoo's current conversion rate) $205.4848 and $226.0333 respectively.
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Unread 11-12-2007, 06:07 PM   #15
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Chiok, if you need to convert the currency, http://www.x-rates.com is your friend. That's the one I use.
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