I am a bit of an old guy and sometimes struggle to keep up with current movie releases and popular culture (I have to keep up my lightsaber training and designing!) but I have discovered this…
There is a new animated film titled “Kubo and the Two Strings” which heavily features a traditional Katana. I did notice however that the blade is depicted as very shiny or glowing, so I decided to design a “replica”. This is “Glowing Edge”
Glowing Edge Hilt
Hopefully I have done this design justice,
Kubo and the Two Strings is a Trademark/©Copyright of Laika Entertainment.
This design I created for the Google+ Community which my friend Master Eddlyss Arceane founded. He then honoured me by asking to help him Moderate his group as he was familiar with my past experience and work. I wanted to create something that was striking and looked modern. I am pleased to say the Community members liked the saber so I will share it here.
Coupler and Body
I made the saber more comfortable by positioning the activation switch at the pommel, allowing for a two-handed grip while giving it a streamlined look.
I have included a link to the Google+ Community, called Lightsaber Combat, in the sidebar Blogroll. Lightsaber Combat has some great folks on it including a member who runs their own Lightsaber Academy!
This is the next design from Savannah95’s collection. I particularly like this saber as there is a nice balance between the black and aluminium parts. My favourite thing about this saber is the grooves on the switch section appear to run “through” the hilt and can be seen in the grip of the handle (as seen in the Reverse Detail picture). This is reminiscent of the grooves in Qui-gon Jinn’s saber.
Blinding Light Hilt
Blinding Light Vertical
Once more thank you to Savannah95 for allowing me to post this design. I hope everyone has enjoyed these designs so far and there will be more from this talented lady in the future.
As Ezra Bridger has developed in Star Wars Rebels, so too have other Star Wars characters, namely Luke Skywalker. I decided to design an improved saber for the Jedi Master, as a “what if?” concept. I felt Luke would modify his hilt from Return of the Jedi during the approximate 30 years till the new film’s events. We didn’t see the famous green bladed weapon in The Force Awakens however it could have looked something like this…I call this saber “Temple”
Temple Vertical Up
Temple Vertical Down
This saber uses the original emitter but I added another variation of the FTE pommel. Hopefully we will get to see Master Skywalker wield his saber again in Episode 8, maybe he will have a new weapon, personally I can’t wait to find out.
Star Wars and all related content are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney Lucasfilm.
This is one of my newest designs. It is inspired by the new lightsaber the hero of Star Wars Rebels uses in series three. As Ezra Bridger has become older he has a new saber, a possible sign of maturity and development of his abilities. I call this saber “Junction” as he faces further decisions over which direction his life is to travel.
Junction hilt 1
Junction Emitter 2
Junction Switch 3
Junction Grip 4
Junction Pommel 5
Junction Vertical up 6
Junction Vertical down 7
“Ezra Bridger” and “Star Wars Rebels” are Trademarks/Copyright of Disney Lucasfilm.
I have mentioned “FTE” elsewhere, here I shall show you exactly what FTE is!
A forum member I know created a character for a story, who was very big and very POWERFUL. This character needed a Lightsaber. The member asked the community to help design one. I felt that the weapon would need extra power and I wondered how I could portray this. I found a way to create the effect of an extra power source, called a Crystal Chamber. This I did by attaching an Emitter (blade holder) on the end of the body of the saber instead of a Pommel (end cap). This section was illuminated to look like a source of energy.
This is my design, this is Onslaught FTE..
The Emitter used as a Pommel
Emitter Pommel illuminated
Emitter for the regular blade
Switch and Body
I was the first person to achieve this effect with Saberforge’s system. Another member Jonnys95s10 was so impressed by this technique he gave it the name of “For Tyeth Emitter/Pommel” or “FTE”. I am humbled by this gesture and thank him for his kind words and comments. I hope you enjoyed Onslaught FTE, more designs will follow soon.
I now have the pleasure of introducing another friend of mine, Master Eddlyss, who created a stunning double bladed staff saber. It looks purposeful and has a really co-ordinated feel to it. Each part flows into the next with matching leather grips. I believe he got his inspiration for this design from the ©Lego Bionicle range of figures.
Master Eddlyss named this wonderful creation The Staff of Hunger, and I thank him for sharing this. More designs will appear later.
Bodies and Coupler
Details on reverse
Master Eddlyss has also created a Community on Google+ called Lightsaber Combat.Here members can discuss various aspects of Saber Combat and the different Lightsaber Forms and the types of hilts used. I was honoured to be asked by Master Eddlyss to Moderate on this site and there is a link to it in the Blogroll situated in the sidebar.
I would like to welcome Savannah95 as my first “Guest Designer”!
I met this young lady on Saberforge’s forum and after a week or so posting, Savannah95 designed this fabulous design. It was sleek, the colour scheme worked well and there was a flow to its lines. The staff looked comfortable and balanced, and you could see the thought put into it.
The members loved it and I hope you will too…this is The Tempest.
The Tempest Hilt
Switch and Body
There will be more designs from Savannah95 in future posts but I’d like to take this opportunity to thank her for sharing this with us.
I posted my first design, a light side or Jedi style saber but as we all have a light and dark side, so do sabers. This is the dark side version of Tyeth’s First.
My ASP Winning Design.
Saberforgeforum held a competition in December 2015 where members of the forum had a chance to design a saber and win a prize pack. I had just begun experimenting with Saberforge’s Adaptive Saber Parts Builder and this was my first attempt. By some stroke of luck my design won and convinced me to attempt more designs and so launched my journey.
I now have over 200 designs but here I present “Tyeth’s First”.
The Original Screencap with red blade