Hello Everybody, I have had to change my plans slightly for today’s offering but I have just about finished preparing for it. I recently paid a visit to a charity fund-raising shop (aka a thrift store in the US) and managed to pick up some cheap DVD and Blu-Rays. One of the discs was a movie called “Hirokin”, the cover of which features a warrior wielding a Japanese style Katana sword. As it happens a friend of mine has recently purchased a lightsaber from one of the big companies, that looks like a Katana and she has modified it. All of this Katana influence prompted me to create a design inspired by my friend’s work of art, so I returned to my 3 Part Katana series (which you can visit by clicking HERE) and came up with this new version. I call this FT Lightside Dragon…
I have shown both the 2 part and extended 3 part versions here and as you will see if compared to my earlier designs there are some subtle changes! The first is that I have rotated the body/handgrip sections through 90 degrees. This should help grip the weapon better as the rounded segments are now on the sides where your fingers would naturally curl and the flattened faces are now top and bottom. This new positioning also allowed for my next, maybe not so subtle change, the inclusion of an image of a dragon and some symbols. The image of the dragon and symbols could be either painted onto the surface or etched (using electrically charged salt water to “burn” the image into the metal) or engraved and filled with a paint to give the etch or engraving colour. Oh, and the symbols are just my name in the Star Wars language Aurabesh!
Now the reason I had a change of plan is because I asked my friend if I could feature her beautiful saber along with my tribute version here on FTSabersite. My friend said I could…but asked could I postpone the article for a few days as she was about to apply some “finishing touches” to the saber! So I had to think quick and knock up a version for myself to show you all. However you will get to see the fabulous saber that has inspired me hopefully in my next post…and it is worth checking out.
Very quickly I am running out of time, it’s winter now….did you notice it’s snowing on my site? ^^up there^^ 😀 and I will have to finish this post. But first as always I want to thank all of my viewers and followers, new and regulars, for your continued support, it means a lot to me. Please do spread the word about the site and I hope you will return to see my friend’s (real life) lightsaber and her fantastic modifications in an upcoming post. Till next time.
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