Hello Everybody, It’s finally here!…No not The Last Jedi, that was in my last little post! I am talking about a beautiful piece of saber art that a friend of mine has created that inspired my recent Lightside Dragon Katana. My friend is called Dauntless 7 on the lightsaber forums and she recently purchased a saber called the Saberforge Ronin, but decided it was a little plain and so modified it. This was no easy task, as the hilt was covered in a knurled texture, so how could somebody decorate that? The answer, D7 used a Dremel rotary tool and a lot of patience and bravery! The process of trying to engrave a textured surface led to D7 calling this hilt Agony, and it is my absolute privilege to present it to you here….
D7’s Agony Fire Dragon
D7’s Agony Emitter
D7’s Agony Emitter 2
D7’s Agony Dragon’s Tail
D7’s Agony Horizontal
D7’s Agony Horizontal 2
To say this hilt is beautiful is to sell it short. This saber is amazing, it has Star Wars Aurabesh writing etched into it, Japanese text symbols and fire dragon emblems! It was the fire dragon which caused the hold up in posting this gallery. D7 engraved the hilt and thought she had completed the designs but just as I was preparing to show you it, D7 felt the tail of the dragon needed a little attention. To her it wasn’t quite right and set about fixing it. And I have to say the little tweak to make the tail broader really set the emblem off nicely. On the section near the emitter are some symbols of Aurabesh which spell the word Agony, while the Japanese characters spell Fire Dragon. Below that is a symbol representing Energy. Everywhere you look on this saber there is some detail to see but yet it still retains a traditional look. I love it so much it inspired me to create a design based on this hilt, a darkside version of Lightside Dragon which you can see in the first of today’s posts. That hilt is called Dantoresu!
I have to say a massive thank you to Dauntless 7 for allowing me to display her outstanding work here. I am placing this hilt in the Saber Smith’s section of the site because, although D7 didn’t design the base hilt her modifications lifted it so far above it’s original appearance that I feel any Saber Smith out there would be proud to have created this beauty!
I am going to have to bring this post to a close soon but before I go I need to say thank you to you, my viewers and followers for your continued support, I appreciate it very much. I do have more hilts to display (including a SECOND hilt from Dauntless 7) so I hope you will return to check those out! Till next time.
“Agony” Katana Lightsaber is a Guest Design of Dauntless 7 and all modifications including the etching designs are © Copyright of Dauntless 7 and displayed here with permission.
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…
Hunter Emitter 2
Hunter Pommel 2
Hunter Vertical Up
Hunter Vertical Down
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.
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.
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..
Saberstaff can be done!
Saberstaff can be done! 2
Saberstaff can be done! 3
Saberstaff can be done! 4
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.