With his blazing orange hair and unique (and giant) sword, Ichigo Kurosaki comes from Tite Kubo's manga Bleach, one of the most popular manga series ever published. Ichigo utilizes his giant sword, a zanpakuto (a shinigami/death god's katana), named Zangetsu, to defend his friends as well as other people and spirits in both the real world and the spirit world of Soul Society.
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The materials list for this prop was very short. To begin, I selected a plank of pinewood that was 0.75" thick, 6' 3" long, and 10" wide. I don't know much about wood, but after surfing the web I found that pine is a good wood to use. It's not incredibly dense (it will chip if hit) but also not incredibly heavy for it's size.
For a general look at this prop, check out the Zangetsu page here!
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