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February 10, 2008
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Feb 10, 2008, 7:50:08 PM
Benihime - Crimson Princess by JonsProjects Benihime - Crimson Princess by JonsProjects
It's been a long time coming, but I've finally finished Benihime.
It's made primarily from plywood and balsa wood, with red cord for the knot, red string for the tassle and craft foam for the detail as the bottom of the hilt.
Painted with a combination of spray paint and enamel paint, and finished off with spray on clear varnish.

I'd like to thank Nic from [link] and :iconchioky: for ideas and advice.
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The anime Bleach, has a large assortment of swords named "Zanpakuto" and my personal favoruite has always been "Benihime" literally "Crimson Princess" wielded by the character Kisuke Urahara. So when I first heard news that Awaken-Benihime was constructing the sword I was very excited.

When he finnally uploaded the sword my eyes widened in awe. It was like looking at an aurora borealis, you only see somthing this amazing once in awhile. The details were stunning and were all expertly placed with carefull skill. The proportion is well thought out and the overall quality of the sword is very clean.

Of course the only critque I have is that there is no sign of tsukamki. Of course since he was following tutorials on the construction of benihime perfectly this is to be expected. I had the pleasure to hold this sword when I met him in person, and I knew that the construction was flawless and this was one of the best handmade Benihime's I have ever seen. This sword will be known as the first step forward in his spectacular swordmaking future.
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HanakoUkitake Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Hi, your sword is amazing!! We're also making a Benihime, and we wanted to know how did you do the triangular-shaped string. Which material did you use? How are the pieces assembled together?

Thank you!
lacitis666 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
hi im new here and even more new at cosplays and i want to make a cosplay of urahara i was hoping if you can give me some advice or a tutorial of how to make benihime
anim8freek Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work, dude!!! ^^
Shaydezzz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
How would one acquire this sword, or another copy? XD
My boyfriends birthday is in June, and he really wants a Benihime
conner-of-dragnet Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Ah it's beautiful. I want to use the plans from that site as well. I just want to do one thing different however. I want to get tsuka-ito for the handle and wrap it. Beautiful. Very beautiful.
JonsProjects Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Thanks :D
bluelink1000000 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Could you make me one? I kid. but seriously! Dude nice job! i wish my Benihime was that cool. I gots me a crappy wooden one that i could break with two fingers
JonsProjects Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks :D
Neyjour Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been :+favlove: featured :+favlove: here: [link] :)
JonsProjects Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Oooo, thanks :D
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