Grethor Lightsaber – A Klingon Kyber Weapon

SenwI’ rIlwI’ je bIpIv’a’!  That’s “Hello Everybody” in Klingon just in case you are struggling with your translation devices! Yes today I have a friendly visit from another franchise, that of Star Trek. The series started way back in the 1960’s and believe it or not was rejected and only made a comeback when a protest from the handful of fans that saw the first few episodes prompted a Swedish production company to take a chance on it! Now we all know about the adventures of the Starships Enterprise, Voyager and the space station Deep Space 9 and their indomitable crews. We all know about the pesky alien race that hangs off the starboard bow….the Klingons! They are a militant, lizard like race that dress in battle armour similar to the Samurai of planet Earth. They also like bladed weapons so here is my Klingon inspired design….GRETHOR…

The Klingon are fierce warriors and I tried to capture that in the lines of this saber. The hilt starts with a Sith Red blade (as the Klingons use red quite a bit too as seen I their triple clawed insignia!)…oh and the emitter also has a triple claw, convenient! The switch is large and functional connecting to the ridged body section. The grooves are such that you can grip the saber in either standard or reverse grip equally comfortably. I imagine the hilt contains a Dilithium Crystal or similar to power the blade, I haven’t been able to examine Delta Quadrant technology yet! The pommel finishes off the aggressive look. I can’t talk too much about this weapon and it’s parts as I have a Special Edition version for my next post where I intend to explain my inspirations! (I can say it is pretty and deadly!)

Back to translations and I need to explain the saber’s name. Well, Grethor is the Klingon word for Hell and I felt it had a mythical warrior type sound to it. Just right to carry into battle. K’plah! (Good Luck!  😀 )

I am quickly running out of time, I hope you enjoyed this little Klingon “Invasion” and hope you will return to see the Special Edition version in my next post. Today though I would like to thank you all for your visits (from France, Germany, Serbia and the United States to name a few countries you call in from!) Your support is much appreciated. Till next time.

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Cutlass Lightsaber – Lightside Ceremonial Saber

Hello Everybody, today I bring to you the Lightside version of the First Order Ceremonial Saber I presented yesterday. I mentioned that the First Order and before that the Galactic Empire forces (or Imperials) were fond of showing their might with large Star Destroyers, hundreds of TIE-Fighters and ever larger “fully operational battle stations”. They also liked to have expensive trinkets such as nice weapons to go with their dress uniforms, for example Emperor Palpatine had two matching sabers made from very exotic rare metals. These ceremonial traits also affected the Republic forces during the golden age of peace when everyone thought the Sith were extinct and no threat, the military got lazy and pomp took over. Well this is a saber that could be worn by a high ranking Republic Naval officer. This design I call, Cutlass…

This is the same saber as First Order Ceremonial, but the colours have been switched to reflect the fact it is owned by a Lightside follower. Just by changing the colour of the blade and hilt finish makes it look more elegant and less aggressive. Such is the power of colour! The FTE pommel again is just intended to be decorative this time as I didn’t envisage this as a battle weapon. However it would be battle ready after a little tweaking from yours truly. But this is really just to hang from the belt of a Republic official, maybe at the launch ceremony of a new Resolute Class Destroyer, or the opening of another Jedi Embassy somewhere in the Galaxy!

Klingon Coming SoonPlate
Yes Grethor should be here in my next post!

This post is nearing it’s end and I’ll have to start the closing ceremonies, but I will just stick with my saber the Bal’Demnian Blade! I will as always thank all of you for visiting today to check this design out. I appreciate the support and hope you will call back to see Grethor, a design inspired by the “Other” Sci-fi franchise, Star Trek! So I will finish here and just add the final touches to the gallery…..Till next time.

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First Order Ceremonial Saber – A Hilt for Hux

Hello Everybody, I have been slightly distracted the past day or so due to a family emergency. Thankfully I have been informed my relative has received great care and treatment in hospital and is now part Bionic! This I feel is cause for celebration and ceremonies always have people dressed up in their best attire and in military circles they have Dress Uniforms. In the Navies of the Galaxy these dress uniforms are usually accompanied by a ceremonial saber, well after hearing General Hux shouting at the firing ceremony of Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens I decided to design a hilt for him (maybe it might pacify him a bit…all that pent up anger etc can’t be good for him 😀 ) So here is my (slightly delayed) design for Hux, this is First Order Ceremonial…

As I mentioned this hilt is slightly delayed, the reason is I posted another design and mentioned I ought to create a saber for Hux in the write up. However I got distracted by some event or new theme and I forgot to post this. Ooops! Ok back to this “new” design, starting at the emitter. The Sith red blade is surrounded by the claws of the emitter as an aggressive look to project the message of power. The rest of the saber is designed to have a pompous, showy look to reflect the beliefs/ego of the First Order. They believe they are the leading power of the Galaxy. The FTE pommel adds extra decadence and is just there as decoration…this saber isn’t meant for combat, just show. The Jedi and other “Good Guy” factions around the Galaxy are just as bad, we like to show off how caring and correct we are, therefore I have a Lightside version also which I will present shortly!

Klingon Coming SoonPlate

Oh no! Now what? It’s ok, I know what’s happening. My security measures detected some chatter on the communications channels from the “Delta Quadrant” and I think FTSabersite may be getting a visit from some designs based on the other Sci-Fi franchise…Star Trek! If you are fluent in Klingon you may be able to translate the image above^^ and have a small idea of what’s coming!

The time is close where I have to end, but I hope you enjoyed this design (sorry it was kind of late). As I have mentioned I have a few special new designs coming soon so I hope you can join me to see those. Thank you so much for visiting today and supporting me and the site. I am off to watch Rogue One now to spark my imagination and hopefully create more new sabers….Till next time.

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Abrams Lightsaber – Based on a Battletank

Hello Everybody, I am afraid circumstances beyond my control (even un-official Jedi Masters have a limit to what they can do) I am having to post an old design today and my posts may be fewer than normal in coming weeks (?). A relative of mine has had an accident and is in need of serious care. It feels like a battlezone here with all sorts of  problems flying at me, but talking of battle fields I can at least post this design before my situation worsens. It is based on an earth bound battle machine, the Abrams M1 Battle Tank. This is Abrams…,

This design was originally created for a friend of mine called SamRoss04, another member of the forum I belong to. It was based on various parts of the tank itself. The emitter represented the flash suppressor found on the end of the main cannon barrel. It’s purpose is to stop the escaping gases from burning up and causing a bright flash, possibly giving away the tank’s position to the enemy. It wouldn’t stop the brightness of a Lightsaber blade however! The body has rings of blocks which remind me of cogs, specifically the Drive Sprockets that drive the tank tracks. The pommel looked to me to be like the armour plating that is layered around the hull of the vehicle. As this post is not up to my usual standard I’ll include a second gallery highlighting the “Tactical” version of this hilt…

The initials “BHC” refer to a group of forum members who had a liking for black coated hilts, so was born the “Black Hilt Crew”! However this design was initially designed in recognition of the brave men and women of the armed forces around the world (and Galaxy) who serve to protect us each and every day.

I hope you’ll forgive this below par edition (I like to keep my standards up). Please call in again when I will hopefully have a couple of new Rogue One hilts (my DVD and Blu-Ray arrived today at least) and some Star Trek inspired designs, for the Trekkies out there. Thanks for your support….Till next time.

The Abrams Battle Tank was designed and built by Chrysler Defense (now General Dynamics Land Systems). To my knowledge all Trademarks/©Copyrights belong to General Dynamics Land Systems and the United States Defence Dept.

Welcome KelbornX and the Pit Viper

Hello Everybody, I have the great pleasure of introducing you to another Guest Designer. His name is KelbornX and I met this gentleman recently on the forum we frequent and have started chatting. During these chats I discovered that he enjoyed using the Saberforge ASP saber builder just like me. He posted a half dozen or so designs, most of them were single bladed regular hilts but one particular weapon stood out. It had the same concept as a design I have been holding in reserve (in case I ever get Designer’s Block  😀 ) but he took the concept a little further than I did. So today I am honoured to be able to present to you that design, this is KelbornX Kreations…Pit Viper…

This intimidating staff has a double dose of venom in it. At either end is an acid lime green, poisonous looking blade projecting from the suitably named “Viper” clawed emitters. Nice way to keep to a theme! Then there are two switch sections that seamlessly blend between the emitters and hand grips. The switches are decorated with nice black oblong recesses and longitudinal grooves. The hand grips further reinforce the idea of snakes by having a set of grooves which give the impression of overlapping scales. The two halves of the staff are connected with a vented coupler to keep the technology inside cooled (the vents are actually just to let the sounds out in real life!) The last two pictures in the gallery show some variations KelbornX has envisaged and plans to do when funds permit. The single hilt shows how the staff would look when separated and the black version shows the first stage of the final colour scheme KelbornX wants his staff to have. Overall black, but where all the black oblongs and grooves are on the original pictures, KelbornX plans to add a coating of elegance….24k Gold Leaf. I’d like to see that if ever he finishes it!

Scales Staff
This was my Scales Staff I had in reserve!

As you can see KelbornX has a talent for designing (and he kinda thinks like me too) Sadly I am approaching that time where I have to bring the post to an end, even new Guest Designers get cut off like me. But first I would like to give a big thank you to KelbornX for sharing this design with us, I hope there will be more in future. I hope you my viewers and followers enjoyed this post and will return to see more new sabers from myself and my friends. Thanks for the support….Till next time.

“KelbornX Kreations” and “Pit Viper Staff” is ©Copyright of KelbornX and used here with permission. Guest Designs, this website, name and it’s contents are also ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2017.

Demolition – Inspired by GOTG’s Drax the Destroyer

Hello Everybody, I am pleased to present my latest design in my inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy series. This time we will meet the “BIG GUY” of the team, Drax the Destroyer! Originally Drax was known as Arthur Douglas, a human with a wife and child living on earth. One day the super villain Thanos appeared on earth and fearing he had been seen by Arthur and his family, attacked the car they were travelling in. Arthur was critically injured, his wife was killed but his daughter survived, later to be adopted by Thanos’ father Mentor. Arthur however was rescued by the Titan god Kronos and reincarnated in a new body. So was born Drax the Destroyer, whose only purpose in life was to kill Thanos. Drax was reborn and this is the birth of my design for his saber, this is DEMOLITION…

Drax is an imposing figure with superhuman strength, resilience and at one time had the ability to fire energy bolts from his hands. He later lost this power but maybe this saber will make up for that. The saber has a medium blue blade which projects from a powder coated emitter. The powder coat is almost the exact same colour as Drax, and to reinforce the image I gave the grenade grip blocks a coat of red powder coat to represent the vanes and lines covering his massive physique. The switch section is nicely placed so that Drax can wield two of these sabers in either normal grip or reverse grip just like the daggers he uses at the moment. I hope he likes these and they will help him in future situations.

I have nearly come to the end of this post but I just have time to inform you I’ve received notification my copies of Rogue One are being delivered tomorrow! YAY! I didn’t even know it had been released, I have been that busy I haven’t seen any adverts or promotions announcing that it was available. So I will watch Rogue a few more times over the next couple of days and start work on some new Star wars hilts and maybe a few more Guardians designs for Ronan the Accuser and Nebula!

I hope you will return to see what I can come up with, but I’d like to thank you all for visiting today (including the viewer I had call in from France yesterday – I did see you, Merci!) I’ll get back to work now….Till next time.

Drax the Destroyer was created by Jim Starlin and appeared in numerous Marvel publications. Drax the Destroyer, Ronan the Accuser and all other Guardians of the Galaxy names, images, logos and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Comics/Entertainment.

Gamora – Inspired by GOTG’s Gamora

Hello Everybody, I have the privilege of bringing to you a design for the “Deadliest woman in the whole Galaxy”. This woman is the last of her species (the Zen-Whoberis) and has been through tremendous ordeals in her life. In the movie version, Gamora’s  family were wiped out by a man named Thanos, but was then “adopted” by Thanos. Thanos had plans for Gamora and trained her to be an assassin, proficient in many Martial Arts from around the Galaxy. Gamora particularly liked using daggers and swords. Soon Gamora rebelled against her adopted father when she learned of Thanos’ plan concocted with Ronan the Accuser, to wipe out a planet named Xandar in return for a mystic orb (which contained one of the most powerful relics in the Galaxy, an Infinity Stone). Gamora stole that orb and tried to sell it, planning on using the proceeds to get as far away as possible from Thanos. This is where she came into contact with her future shipmates and things got…interesting! And I’m sure you’re all interested to see my saber for her so may I present ….Gamora….

I attempted to create the weapon of an elegant assassin. Gamora has a graceful athletic style of fighting due to the genetic and cybernetic enhancements Thanos gave her during her training. She now has super human strength, reflexes, healing abilities and has been known to defeat a platoon of trained military men in one fight! So this saber I hope is both elegant and aggressive. The green blade is framed by the six claws of the emitter with a purple cap to represent her flowing hair. The overall black scheme mimics her outfit but is also a tactical colour (not bright and flashy but stealthy). The purple grip vanes again are just to match her colour scheme without being too outstanding, yet provide a solid combat grip. The pommel tapers away to provide some sleek elegant lines.gamora 1

I mentioned that Gamora stole the Orb containing an Infinity Stone and as a result she and Star Lord, Groot and Rocket were arrested and imprisoned by Nova Corps. She decided to join forces with these misfits and another large individual (we’ll meet him tomorrow!) and broke out of jail. This group then attempted to defeat Ronan the Accuser and reclaim the Infinity Stone, but you’ll have to watch the movie to see who won.

I am approaching the end of today’s post, but once again I’d like to say thank you for visiting today and checking out Gamora’s new saber. I will hopefully have the last of the Guardians hilts tomorrow so I’d like to invite you back and see that one. Till next time.

Gamora was created by Jim Starlin and appeared in Marvel Comics. Gamora, Star Lord, Groot and Rocket along with all other names, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Comics/Entertainment.

Rocket Lightsaber – Inspired by GOTG’s Rocket Raccoon

Hello Everybody, we now have a furry friend visiting the site in the form of a rebellious raccoon! No, General Leia hasn’t started recruiting woodland animals, I am referring to the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon. He hails from the planet Halfworld and was originally created to be a genetically engineered care assistant for elderly and ailing folks of Halfworld. He was given implants and upgrades so he had human like intelligence and walked upright. Rocket was also considered the law officer of Halfworld. In later appearances in comics, games, TV and films, Rocket developed and became a Military Strategist and weapons expert eventually joining up with Star Lord, Groot and the gang . Well I wonder if he has ever come across a Lightsaber before, if not I have one here just for him, this is Rocket Lightsaber…

This is Rocket’s new saber, and I kinda like it. First up is a pure white blade to match his fur, followed by a two tone black and silver emitter. The switch is a no nonsense gets the job done type, a bit like Rocket himself. He designed the gadget that helped the Guardians oppose Ronan the Accuser in the original movie. Rocket is also an accomplished pilot (like yours truly 😀 ) so I gave his saber a nice bright Orange “flight jacket”, much like his utility vest he wears. The Pommel reminds me of a Raccoon’s paws and claws with the ring of blocks looking like little toes and fingers. I think this would be a really good saber and it would come in handy. Rocket sometimes bends the law in the film version of Guardians and is reported to have escaped from 22 prisons so maybe this saber will help him remain a law-abiding Raccoon! I feel he is just conflicted and needs some guidance…

See! He’s conflicted, but I’m glad he appears to like my designs and is endorsing them…though he needs to leave the Jedi Mind Tricks to the professionals.

I am afraid time is running out for this post but I’d like to let you know I have a few more Guardians hilts to present to you and I may have a NEW GUEST DESIGNER making a contribution to the site soon! Before I go I want to thank all of you for your contributions to FTSabersite, all of your comments, likes or even if you just visit, is much appreciated. Till next time.

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Treecutter Saber – Inspired by GOTG’s Groot

Hello Everybody, yesterday we had a visit from Star Lord and today we have his floral friend….He is Groot! Groot is a living tree creature (scientific name Flora Colossi – yes I studied botany) from the Planet X. Groot is from a Noble Sap-Line but he became disillusioned with the way his race treated the small mammals that worked to sustain the planet’s environment. Whilst coming to the aid of one these mammals (similar to a squirrel) that was being attacked Groot got into a fight with the attacker. The attacker died and Groot was exiled where decades later he met a genetically modified raccoon and his adventure brought him to our screens. Ok now to present my design, here is Treecutter Saber…

This saber has a translucent brown powder coat and it worked slightly better than I thought it would. Maybe the green blade to represent Groot’s leaves and foliage helps. When I saw the shape of Groot’s head I knew exactly which emitter I wanted to use. It has a fluted and notched rim that, from certain angles looks like the top of his head and it even has “eyes”! The body has a bronze Stingray skin patterned grip to give the impression of bark. The pommel reminds me of the base of a tree, the way you can see the roots split and enter the earth.

Sorry folks, that Spartacus quote joke just sprang to mind! This design, like a lot of my other designs has a version for Saplings, the younger tree creatures out there and here it is and the inspiration for it…

I thought I might call this youngling version HedgeTrimmer….maybe not!

I am slowly a drawing to the end of this post, but I still have time to let you know I have a few more of these Guardians inspired hilts including one for that genetically modified Raccoon I mentioned earlier and one for the big guy watching Baby Groot in the picture above! I hope you have enjoyed this saber and will return to see what is coming next. Thank you for your support as always….Till next time.

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Galaxy Lord Lightsaber – Inspired by Peter Quill

Hello Everybody, yes this post is coming in wearing rocket powered boots! The reason is two-fold, firstly I have a new series of designs inspired by a potential blockbuster sequel movie opening on the 5th May, and I’ll tell you the second reason later on. So the big film is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and I just happened to watch the original film two days ago (I know my satellite entertainment provider is very slow!) which fired my imagination. The film was larger than life, with some great special FX, really funny characters…especially this guy, Star Lord! You may know him as Peter Quill, a human(?) who was abducted by aliens when he was a child. Twenty-something years later he had become a bit of a scoundrel, stealing and selling, ducking and diving. His exploits resulted in him becoming shipmates with four other misfits who we will meet in future posts, but you want to see a new saber now don’t you? Ok may I present…Galaxy Lord…

I based this hilt on Star Lord when he has his rocket propelled boots on and flies about in space. He also needs a special helmet to provide him life support when he is outside the safety of his ship, Marino, and I tried to recreate that look. The blade is coloured Blood Orange (because it looks good against a starry background!) and projects from the emitter. That emitter has two strategically placed thumbscrews which I painted red. They look exactly like the red lenses of Peter’s helmet and I painted the lip of the emitter a translucent brown to represent his hair sticking out from the mask. The other ribs and grooves look like the grille and tubing on the mask. I coloured the accent rings on the switch section in the same translucent brown, to look like his jacket. It also helps prevent the saber just being plain black! The body section has a wasp waist type section that narrows and flares giving an impression of speed.

I think this saber would compliment his twin double barrelled laser pistols quite nicely, and he could have used this to defeat Kree Ronan, an alien intent on obtaining an artefact Peter had stolen, which contained a planet killing source of power called an Infinity Stone. Well I mentioned that Peter met four misfits and yes we’ll meet them in upcoming posts. I hope you will return to see these new GOTG themed hilts.

Now the second reason this is a special post, is that thanks to you my site has achieved 3000 VIEWS! This means a lot to me, thank you each and every one of you. I never imagined I would reach this figure so soon.

I am afraid I that time has come when I have to end, I need to put some fertilizer and finishing touches to one of my designs. Thank you again for your support and please continue to call back and tell your friends about FTSabersite! Till next time.

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