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Ao no Exorcist: Kurikara by Solvash Ao no Exorcist: Kurikara by Solvash
UPDATED AND IMPROVED VERSION WITH SCABBARD HERE.

This prop wasn't listed in my journal because my friend who commissioned it from me asked me last minute two weeks before he needed it for the con he was going to. e - e
Needless to say, I charged him extra for the rush. Hahahaha....

Anyway, this was made with the same process as most of my katana's not much is different. Although this is the first time I've included a shot of how the sword disassembles, which most of my katana's can do to better emulate real life katana.

Also, due to the rush I wasn't able to get all the details just so. For example, I wasn't able to include the little arrow/crown design that was supposed to be on the fuchi. =/ I also wasn't able to finish the sheath. =/ Ah well. The paintjob on this at least was one of my best, I thought.

If you're interested in using the template I drew out for the Kurikara's handguard I uploaded it here.

Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist), Kurikara © Kazue Katou

Edit: Whooooa! Over 2,000 views! Christ, this has gotten much more views than I thought it would. But, I'm glad ya'll like it. But I recommend you look at some of the other stuff in my gallery, too! I actually didn't spend as much time on this as some of my other props, you know. Hahahaha...
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xx1angel1xx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
For the dominions that you gave, are they just a normal size? I'm making one for my friend who is 5'7 and I'm not sure how long to make it
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Solvash Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's about average length for a katana for an average person (around 5'7"), however the length doesn't change by very much depending on height. It'd actually be more accurate to say that the length of the blade depends on your arm length.
But this length is fine for your friend. I'd also suggest you check out my katana template upload: solvash.deviantart.com/art/Bas… if you haven't already.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask!
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HezaHentai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have the measurements of each individual piece? (other than the hilt) I too am cosplaying as Rin and making the sword seems easy until you have an 80% chance of screwing up XD
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Solvash Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure! Although this may be a bit complicated.
Blade length: 29 inches (30 if you count the habaki, the blade collar)
Tang: ~8 inches
Blade Width: The widest part of the blade is at the base which is little over 1 1/8 inches wide and it tapers to about 1 inch at the tip. This is how most authentic katana are made and it looks nice. But it isn't necessary.

The hilt (you said other than the hilt, but I never mentioned those dimensions): 10.5 inches long, 1.5 inches wide, and 1 inch thick.

Feel free to ask any other questions. <:
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Groundzer03 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student
the measurements! thanks! im makin a paper katana version of this wish me luck xD
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HezaHentai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! If I have any other questions I'll be sure to ask them!! XD
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shimi-zuka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
can you make a tutorial about how did you make it please ? i really need to make it , i have to complete my costume
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Solvash Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't take a lot of pictures while making it so I don't think any tutorial I make would be that great. But! You can check out Chioky's tutorials here: [link]
He's basically how I started making swords and it's relatively simple if you want to make a sword from wood.
You can also use the template for the guard I made, here: [link]
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RofoStrada Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I NEED ONE ; 3;
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wiimotechance Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
i want it
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Solvash Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahahaha, unfortunately it has already been sold and has an owner. XD
But thank you for the favorite. =)
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itbeMacKenzie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I'm on the hunt for methods on how to make this sword. You did a great job! <3
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Solvash Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well thanks for the compliment! =)
If you have any questions on how I made this, feel free to ask.
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itbeMacKenzie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ^.^
Actually, I wondering if there was a template for the crossguard or if you made it yourself?? :O
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Exwire Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
thats amazing!!!!! Can you put like blueprints to it or something? Because i would like to cosplay as Rin, but i don't know how to make the Kurikara and i don't wanna make it out of cardboard
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Solvash Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would gladly put up some of the plans and templates I drew up for the Kurikara! But I'm not able to currently since I'm living in my college dorm and won't be going home anytime soon.
I can however point you to :iconpiratecaptain: and :iconchioky: . They both have excellent tutorials on how to make katanas from wood. =)
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Exwire Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
It's okay because the thing i wanna cosplay its sometime in august
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Solvash Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, well, in that case, I'll upload some pics and instructions as soon as I can. =)
But I still recommend looking at Piratecaptain's and Chioky's pages. They have some great stuff. =D
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iamdeathzekid Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
ermm~ what did you use to make the sword?? :D
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Solvash Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used mostly aspen wood and then bias tape for the handle wrap and the tassel. =)
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iamdeathzekid Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
erm~ could you suggest an alternative for wood???
i'm kind of short on the wood part :(
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Solvash Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There are a lot of alternate methods around...I can't find any of the good tutorials I've seen though. >-<

But you can always try and use foamboard (also known as posterboard, foamcore, etc...). It'll be a bit flimsy and rough but it'll get the job done. I've also seen people put two pieces of cardboard taped/glued on top of wood dowels to make a sword. Either way, it's much cheaper and easier to do than wood. =)
For either method, I'd suggest doing paper-mache on them to get a smoother surface and to strengthen them. I hope this helps. =)
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iamdeathzekid Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
THANK YOU ALOT! this really helps me :3
and i'm sorry for the super duper uber late reply :(
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Solvash Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh sure, no problem. I'm always glad to help. =)
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iamdeathzekid Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
:love: :iconlainloveplz:
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ScarletRoseYuki Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
nice=D. I'm into making wooden swords too^^. I do have an question: When u make the tsuka what technique do u use? U make a box or u carve the shape out of the wood?
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Solvash Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey, there and thanks for the comment. I see you're new to DA. Welcome! =)

As for your question, I carve the shape out of two halves of 1/2 in. wood. Although I cheat by using a dremel routing bit instead of a chisel. XD
The box technique is perfectly fine and is just as good, but I like my hilts to be 1 in thick.
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TsukiLion Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Your props are truly awsome! *_*
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Solvash Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! ^^

That really means a lot to me. And I appreciate the favorite. =)
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theiiw Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this is the best kurikara i have EVER seen. :D I would not be capable of making one :(
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Solvash Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! =D I really appreciate the compliment.

And don't say that. I'm sure you could if you really went for it. Katana's are actually really simple, I recommend looking at :iconpiratecaptain: and :iconchioky: tutorials. =)
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theiiw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the advice. :D
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Solvash Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem, my fellow deviant~
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skypowerex Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Woah, this looks amazing! How did you make the tsuba? :O
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Solvash Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, and the two parts that stick out of the tsuba I made like puzzle pieces to fit into the 1/8 in. pieces and glued them in.
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Solvash Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, fellow deviant! =)

And the tsuba is 4 layers of different thicknesses of poplar. The middle 2 layers are 1/2 inch thick pieces so that it matched flush with the tsuka. The outer 2 were 1/4 in. (although I sanded them down to about 1/8 in.) so that the pointed part of the tsuba sat on either side of the tsuka and blade.
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Mr-Pineapple Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Wow, it looks amazing! o:
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Solvash Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, my fellow deviant! I really appreciate the compliment. ^^
And the favorite! =D
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YukiSasukeHitsugaya Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I never knew your swords disassembled!
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Solvash Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, yeah, they do. XD
My last two katana's especially: The Sakabatou and my original katana.

The Sakabatou has two extra separate parts, and my original katana has 7 extra than this one! XD
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