Category Archives: Saber Smiths

Hunter Lightsaber – Inspired by a Venator

Hello Everybody, I am busy working on the next couple of sabers in the Sports theme series so I am going to have to make this a shorter post than normal. This design is inspired by a hilt I have seen online created by a group of talented people from Belgium called Force Relics (website link). I may be tempted to get one of their hilts (depending on how many Republic Credits I can save) to install the electronics into in the future so I can say I have built my own saber. The saber is called the Venator 2.0 and comes in different colour combinations, but the one that caught my eye is a black hilt with a silver diamond grip pattern on the body. It also has a slanted emitter which I love (my current saber has a slanted emitter as well) but you can unscrew the separate parts to make it easier to put the battery and electronics inside (great for a beginner like me). I won’t make you wait any longer, here is my homage to the Force Relic design, this is Hunter Lightsaber…

I attempted to create a design that had the same essence as the Venator but using the parts available to me in the online builder. I really like the black highlighted with the silver accents. My design has a choke point to make spinning the saber easier (and to prevent the hilt slipping from your grip). Here is a picture of  the Force Relics hilt so you can see the inspiration.Force Relic Venator

I hope you will check out Force Relics and their creations, they make some really nice hilts. And I would like to thank all of you for checking out this design and sorry the “powder coat” sabers take so long to post. I have to repaint the gallery pictures using multiple layers  which means I have to paint 24 Frames for each gallery, and one frame can take 2 hours to edit  😦 !. However in-between all this painting I am still working on new designs, so please call in to see what’s in store! Till next time.

“Venator 2.0” is a Trademark/©Copyright of Force Relics (Belgium). Their website can be found at forcerelics.com.

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Saberstaff Design Lightsaber

A new promotion has been launched at Saberforge (around the 28th August) and their advertising material features a double bladed Saberstaff. It caused a stir on Saberforge’s forum page and some members asked if it was possible to build and if so how they would go about it.

Well, I always like to rise to a challenge and so I came up with my version of the weapon on display. One of the parts isn’t available in the virtual builder so I substituted the part for another but I feel it still looks pretty similar, hence why I am not claiming this as my design, just proving to everyone these designs are possible.(Though when building one in real life you will need some knowledge of how to assemble the parts and electronics!) Here is my version of their staff..

As mentioned above this is just my recreation of the Resilient Saberstaff in Saberforge’s promotional material.

And again I am NOT employed or connected to Saberforge.