Hello Everybody, here is my first post for today and it is to display the hilt I designed having been inspired by the gorgeous modifications my friend has made to her hilt I will be displaying in post number two! This hilt is a 3 part katana but I used traditional flat sided katana parts whereas my friend’s hilt is based on a Saberforge Ronin which is cylindrical. This design is the Darkside version of my recent Dragon Katana with a few little tweaks, here is Dantoresu…
Dantoresu Emitter 2
Dantoresu Pommel 2
Dantoresu Vertical Up
Dantoresu 3 Part Version
Dantoresu 3 Part Version Pommel
This hilt has a Sith red blade projecting from an ebony black emitter which is adorned by a Japanese Dragon emblem. Again as with the Lightside Dragon Katana I posted recently this hilt has the body parts rotated 90 degrees from standard which provides the flat faces for the etching of the dragon. It also makes the grip more comfortable as the rounded sections now rest against the palm of your hand and the inside curl of your fingers, leaving your thumb to rest on the dragon etch. The switch is wasp-waisted to allow it to work as a choke point. The lower body section also has the flat face orientated upwards but this time instead of my name in Aurabesh symbols, the etching you can see is the Japanese word Dantoresu or Dauntless in English. The name is a nod to my friend whose saber inspired this design and her forum name is Dauntless 7! The pommel caps the hilt off nicely and has matching red accents to tie in with the colour scheme.
This post is coming to a close but before I finish…wait, I forgot I still have a second post coming up today! That post is dedicated to the fabulous hilt my friend Dauntless 7 has modified that inspired this design, and which I have teased was coming these last few weeks. So please don’t go anywhere as this hilt is about to be overshadowed by a real piece of Saber Art! See you in post two.
Hello Everybody, my best laid plans have been put on hold due to the fact my friend with the hilt I hoped to showcase is having technical issues sending me the pictures. However while working those problems out I had the chance to browse WordPress and I came across an interesting post topic shared across two blogs. The two blogs are authored by two young ladies called Mei-Mei and the second is called Kiri. The topic they shared was a Star Wars Mandala Challenge, where both ladies colour in the same picture from a book of SW themed mandala pictures then compare them. Well both decided to colour in the picture of an Astromech droid and both chose to colour it as R2-D2. I commented that they had missed an opportunity and could have filled the pictures in to look like another less known droid with a beautiful and moving tale behind it called R2-KT. R2-KT is a droid that was built by the R2 Builders’ Club who heard that the daughter of the founder of the 501st Legion cosplay group was terminally ill with brain cancer. The young girl was called Katie Johnson and as her condition deteriorated and forced her to be bed bound she wished she had a droid to look over her while she slept…just like Padme Amidala had with Artoo. The R2 Builders’ Club raised funds and collected parts and made that wish come true in the shape of R2-KT a pink and white droid with a “heart of gold”. R2-KT accompanied Katie through her final days and this design is my tribute to the brave girl and to the talented, kind hearted people who built R2-KT…
R2-KT Emitter 2
R2-KT Vertical Up
R2-KT Vertical Down
Of course this saber is a repaint of SensorScope Lightsaber – Inspired by R2-D2 but I still think the colour scheme fits the hilt well. The design represents the sensor array the pops up from the famous silver dome of an Astromech. The story of R2-KT doesn’t end here however, as word of Katie’s story reached George Lucas who filmed her a special message and after Katie eventually passed on to the Living Force, the droid travelled the world visiting children’s hospitals and raising funds for charity. The toy company Mattel made an R2-KT Hot Wheels car, and Dave Filoni went even further and made the droid part of official Canon by having the Astromech appear in “The Force Awakens” and the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series. The appearances in TFA were brief but did happen and here’s proof…
Yep that’s R2-KT looking after Poe Dameron’s X-Wing fighter at the Resistance Base! You can read more at the Star Wars Databank and on Wookiepedia-The Star Wars Wiki.
Now back to the posts that prompted me to rework this design. The two blogs are as follows:
And I guess it’s only fair that I share my attempt at colouring in some pictures, here are R2-KT and my Jedi Interceptor..
The “real” R2-KT
My R2-KT colouring attempt
And my Jedi Starfighter!
I hope you liked this post and my feeble colouring in efforts (I don’t do a lot of art!). Next week I may be talking about some film that’s being released on the 14th Dec (have you heard about it? 😀 ). I’m hoping my birthday present is a ticket to see The Last Jedi. And my friend’s fantastic saber will appear very soon so please call back to see these posts, but for now thanks again for your support it means a lot. Till next time.
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…
Lightside Dragon Hilt
Lightside Dragon Emitter
Lightside Dragon Emitter 2
Lightside Dragon Switch
Lightside Dragon Body
Lightside Dragon Pommel
Lightside Dragon Pommel 2
Lightside Dragon Horizontal
Lightside Dragon Vertical Up
Lightside Dragon 3 Part Version Pommel
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.
Hello Everybody, today I have something very different, it is still a lightsaber design but it is inspired by a movie about Apes! Ok I’m a little late getting into the Planet of the Apes franchise but my cable/satellite package doesn’t have the movie channels (I can’t afford those as lightsaber designers don’t make much money 😦 ) However I discovered that a terrestrial TV station had Rise of the Planet of the Apes on so I watched it. As most of you will know it is about a chimpanzee that is born to a mother chimp called Bright Eyes, that had been used to test a new drug on. The drug was meant as a treatment/cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and caused Bright Eyes to gain in intelligence. During a meeting at the Biotech company, Gen-Sys, to discuss the drug an incident occurred when Bright Eyes was removed from her cubicle and she went on a rampage and was shot. The reason for her actions wasn’t a side effect of the drug but because she was protecting Caesar, her new born. The drug project was terminated and the lead scientist Will Rodham adopted the baby chimp and left to care for his father, Charles, who suffered from Alzheimer’s. Years passed and Caesar grew until an incident involving Charles and a next door neighbour led to Caesar being sent to a primate animal shelter. I will explain the inspiration and why Caesar needs this saber later, but first I had better show you it. This is Caesar’s Spark Lightsaber…
Caesar’s Spark Hilt
Caesar’s Spark Emitter
Caesar’s Spark Emitter 2
Caesar’s Spark Emitter 3
Caesar’s Spark Switch
Caesar’s Spark Body
Caesar’s Spark Pommel
Caesar’s Spark Pommel 2
Caesar’s Spark Horizontal
Caesar’s Spark Vertical Up
Whilst Caesar was incarcerated in the primate shelter, he was abused by the chief guard, called Dodge Landon. Caesar learns how to unlock his cage and escapes to the Gen-Sys lab and steals a canister of a new version of the drug his mother was subjected to and releases the gas on the other apes back at the shelter. Eventually a confrontation happens and Caesar ends up fighting Dodge, who is armed with a Cattle Prod! This weapon inspired this design, as a cattle prod handle and a lightsaber hilt are very similar looking items. The confrontation leads to Caesar being pushed too far and finally, he shouts out the word “NO!” Due to a freak turn of events Dodge is killed by the cattle prod when he gets sprayed with water whilst he was about to use it. So this saber is painted in the same Candy Orange colour of the cattle prod and has an emitter with three spines that resemble the device’s electrodes. The blade is an electric cyan colour for obvious reasons. This hilt also has a “Blade Plug” which is a part inserted into the emitter when a blade isn’t attached to the hilt. This is for real life safety so you don’t accidently blind yourself if you switch the saber on by mistake while looking into the emitter. In this case though it makes the saber look more like a cattle prod with it’s evil electric glow!
The films climaxes with an action sequence on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Again I won’t spoil the ending, you’ll have to watch the film (though by now you probably have already!)
Sadly I have overrun on time and I will have to end here but I hope you liked this design, I have said inspiration can hit me from anywhere! I still have many more hilts in the works so I hope you will return to see those in upcoming posts. But for now I want to say thank you for checking this design out and thank you for your continued support (including Kathleen of Graphic Novelty2 who has just recently started following this site,) it is very much appreciated. Till next time.
Hello Everybody, today I deviate a little from my intended schedule with a new design for an upcoming film (no not The Last Jedi this time). The film is the new Marvel movie Black Panther set for release in Feb. 2018. It stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular character and Michael B. Jordan as his arch-enemy.
Wakanda is a secretive African country and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is the appointed leader of the clans of Wakanda who is known as the “Black Panther”. He was brought up by his father T’Chaka, who was also the Panther before him. T’Challa’s mother died whilst giving birth to him and his step-mother was kidnapped so didn’t have an easy upbringing. On top of that a meteor crashed into Wakanda and it contained a very valuable material called Vibranium. Vibranium had special properties that would benefit weapons programmes so the country was shrouded in secrecy to protect itself from outside interest and to protect the outside world from weapons that may be built out of the mineral.
T’Challa eventually becomes experienced enough to take the test to become Black Panther after his father was murdered by Ulysses Klaw, an adventurer and prospector who wanted the Vibranium. To pass the test T’Challa had to eat a special Heart Shaped Herb, and if he survived would gain superhuman reflexes, senses, strength and agility. He would also establish a connection with the Panther Gods to benefit from their collective knowledge. However, there is one thing Black Panther doesn’t seem to have, a For Tyeth Edition Lightsaber, sooo I have designed one for him and here it is. I call it Panther’s Claw….
Panther’s Claw Hilt
Panther’s Claw Emitter
Panther’s Claw Switch
Panther’s Claw Body
Panther’s Claw Pommel
Panther’s Claw Pommel 2
Panther’s Claw Vertical Up
Panther’s Claw Horizontal
This saber has an Amber coloured blade to represent the sands of Wakanda, Black Panther’s home. And the blade projects from an emitter which resembles the Black Panther’s Vibranium enhanced claw gauntlets. The emitter also displays the first pieces of Vibranium in the design, shown by the gold “powder coat” I have painted this hilt with. The switch is functional but has a nice mosquito/wasp-waisted shape to make spinning the weapon much easier. The body has the stripes of a Panther embossed into the grip (yes, Panthers have stripes but they are so dark the Panther appears to be one colour) and gives the saber outstanding handling. The pommel is similar to the one found on my Wookie Warrior Lightsaber and maybe the power crystal could be infused with the essence of the Panther Gods. Overall I think I have got the look and character of Black Panther in this design, it kinda looks like his bullet proof costume. Here’s a picture of him to compare…
I have to say Wakanda is a technological country in it’s own right and one particular inhabitant, Shuri, is a technological genius who creates all kinds of gadgets and weapons (including the bullet proof suit) for Black Panther. Shuri may have come up with a saber herself one day, but in the next film due for release in Feb. 2018, I think Black Panther will need all the help he can get. Whilst T’Challa was away helping the Avengers in the last movie Avengers: Civil War, a challenger to his rule has emerged called Erik Killmonger (portrayed by Michael B. Jordan). And we will discover who emerges victorious and what happens after in time but for now here’s the trailer.
Speaking of time, I am once more out of it! But before I go I’d like to thank you all for checking out this saber. Your support is much appreciated, whether you are a long time follower or a newcomer to my site (yes hello Neil, I have made room for you here too!). I still have more designs to show you in upcoming posts, so do please call back to see those. Till next time.
Hello Everybody, today I have a design for a BFF, or Big Furry Friend! And as you can see it is for the heroic Wookie, Chewbacca. Chewie was born 200 years before the Battle of Yavin, which he took part in, but that wasn’t his first encounter with the war or the Empire and Republic. During the Clone Wars he served in the Wookie military and fought in the battle on his homeworld of Kashyyyk where he met and served under Master Yoda. Chewie favoured his beloved Bowcaster laser rifle but got to see Yoda wield a lightsaber occaisionally. So I wondered what a hilt for a Wookie would look like, and again I came up with a design for Chewie. Here is Wookie Warrior Lightsaber….
Wookie Warrior Hilt
Wookie Warrior Emitter
Wookie Warrior Emitter 2
Wookie Warrior Body
Wookie Warrior Switch
Wookie Warrior Pommel
Wookie Warrior Pommel
Wookie Warrior Horizontal
Wookie Warrior Vertical Up
I think this might just suit Chewie nicely. I based the hilt on earthy colours, made it big and imposing and added my FTE Emitter Pommel for increased power. The blade is green to reflect the image of Chewbacca’s home planet Kashyyyk and it’s forests and jungles. The lightsaber blade is augmented by two large axe-like blades either side for cutting through vines and foliage. The grip section uses the same Coupler parts as I used in my Han Solo design to give it good handling characteristics. The switch is positioned at the bottom of the handgrip to accommodate the size of a Wookie paw and to finish the hilt off I included an FTE pommel which I imagined could have a power crystal infused with the spirits of the forest (This is why the crystal and blade are different colours). The saber is painted in a nice shade of Chewbacca Brown (It’s actually called Mocha Metallic by it’s manufacturer but I like Chewbacca Brown better 😀 ) and is accented with black. I hope Chewie likes his new saber…I’d like to keep my arms in their sockets!
I am approaching the end of this post but as always I’d like to say thank you to all my viewers and followers, I am very close to 5000 views now so thank you once more. I hope you will all return to see more designs in upcoming posts. Till next time.
Hello Everybody, today I have a saber for a very well known hero, who had what you could say was a bit of a reluctance to embrace Lightsabers but has been known to wield one now and again. I am talking about Han Solo, the Corellian Smuggler turned Rebel Fighter, General and Hero. Han had his first close contact with Lightsabers whilst chauffeuring the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, the young Luke Skywalker and their droids from Tatooine to Alderaan. Han was slightly dismissive of “The Force” and “Lightsabers” preferring to have a good blaster by his side. Han must have learnt something though from Obi-Wan’s attempts to teach Luke, as Han had to use a Lightsaber in the Empire Strikes Back to save his young friend’s life on Hoth’s ice plains. Just for his bravery going into the blizzard to save Luke I felt Han was overdue a saber design as a reward, and so here it is, I call this design Bloodstripe Lightsaber….
Bloodstripe Lightsaber Emitter
Bloodstripe Lightsaber Emitter 2
Bloodstripe Lightsaber Switch
Bloodstripe Lightsaber Body
Bloodstripe Lightsaber Pommel
Bloodstripe Lightsaber Pommel 2
Bloodstripe Lightsaber Horizontal
Bloodstripe Lightsaber Vertical Up
The physical design of the saber isn’t fancy, it has an emitter, switch, a body section and a pommel. The blade is coloured Arctic Blue just like the Graflex that Luke inherited from his Father, and was later used by Han on Hoth. The emitter looks a little like the cylindrical sections of Han’s ship the Millenium Falcon, and connects to a standard switch unit. I said the design of this hilt was basic but the hand grip is a bit special as it is made of several Coupler pieces which allowed me to replicate the famous striped pattern found running down the leg of Han’s trousers. You can see what I mean in this picture..The arrow points to the marks in question which are known as “Bloodstripes”. Bloodstripes were an insignia to represent bravery in the Corellian military and to wear them the individual had to earn them. It is rumoured Han won his Bloodstripes whilst on a mission where he freed Chewbacca and saved his friend’s life. There were two tiers of Bloodstripe and Han was one of the few people in the galaxy to have won both (the other insignia consisted of yellow markings). To achieve the look I was able to paint alternate blocks of the handgrip using the blue and red “powdercoats” and hopefully recreated the insignia and look of Han’s trousers.
Han has also been known to have used a saber in the new Star Wars comics launched around the beginning of 2016. In Issue #11 Han accompanies Princess Leia and Chewie on a mission and can be seen using a Green bladed hilt. As this comic was released with Disney/LucasFilm’s permission it is said that Han now can use a Lightsaber and it is considered as Canon. However I’d like to think he may have swapped the Green one for my Bloodstripe design.
I am once more approaching the closing of this post but first I’d like to let you know of the next couple of hilts I have in the works. Having seen the new Trailers for The Last Jedi, I noticed something in them which has led me to redesign a hit I had already begun work on but I should have that one finished soon and I have a hilt for a BFF, BIG FURRY FRIEND! I hope you will join me for those in upcoming posts and thank you so much to all the visitors (from all corners of the globe) I have received over the past couple of weeks, your support is very much appreciated. Till next time.
Hello Everybody (and my friend, DK44 who has been waiting for this post) I am sorry it is a little late, but I have tried to allow the two Green Onion Blog themed hilts get as much coverage as possible (I’m not sure Green Onion’s son, Zyler has seen his new saber yet!) But the world of sabers moves ever forward and so I have to post this design for a slightly overlooked character that appeared in Rogue One. The character is one of the crew of the UT-60D Troop Carriers that attacked Scarif Beach, the door gunner of the ship, Bistan!
Bistan was a corporal in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and fought against the evil forces of the ever growing First Order. He fought to help free his people from the tyranny of the First Order, but really he kinda liked the thrill of battle. At first, after the calls to rise and stand against the First Order were ignored he followed orders and remained on D’Qar. But upon hearing the impassioned speech from Jyn Erso and discovering General Raddus had decided to fight with her, he willingly volunteered to man the guns of a U-Wing Troop Carrier. And having seen him in battle in Rogue One I was inspired to create a hilt that might suit and represent him. So here it is, this is Bistan’s Saber….
Bistan Saber Hilt
Bistan Saber Emitter
Bistan Saber Emitter 2
Bistan Saber Switch
Bistan Saber Body
Bistan Saber Pommel
Bistan Saber Pommel 2
Bistan Saber Horizontal
Bistan Saber Vertical Up
I am hoping this saber captures the look of the native of the planet Iakaru. For some reason when I saw the first pictures of him I could envisage the blue coloured blade projecting from the emitter with the spines. I think it may have something to do with the distinctive eyebrows he has! His pressure/survival suit also reminds me of the rings and blocks that are present on the emitter, switch and body sections of this hilt. The body section actually reminds me of the M-60 Machine gun (used by the United States military) too, on which the guns of the UT-60D were based on. The M-60 had a distinctive shoulder stock and fore-grip.
Bistan in the thick of battle! Note the Laser machine gun!
Bistan was originally described as a “Space Monkey” by the filming crew behind the scenes but Bistan was much more than that. He demonstrated great balance and rarely used safety harnesses, using his reflexes to stay firmly positioned at his gunnery station. He had exceptional eyesight and was credited with bringing down an AT-ACT Walker by aiming the firepower of his weapon onto the knee joints of the Walker causing it to crash. Tragically the U-Wing he was aboard took a hit and crashed on Scarif Beach killing him. Bistan was just 22 Standard Galactic years old.
Well, thank you for your patience waiting for this hilt, and I hope you liked it. I am still as always busy designing more hilts and trying to spread the word about FTSabersite. So I hope you would help me out and tell your friends about this site, it would be much appreciated as is your continued support. I hope to have a few more hilts from my Guest Designer friends in future posts and I’m going to be gearing up for The Last Jedi with a few designs based on that new film. So please check in to see these in upcoming posts. Till next time!
Hello Everybody, and in particular I would like to say Greetings Padawan Zyler! Zyler is the son of fellow blogger The Green Onion who I introduced to you in my last post. I heard Zyler was a Star Wars fan and does a great job helping his Dad write The Green Onion Blog. Today I am happy to say I can present a saber to this young man which I designed for his recent birthday…unfortunately at the time this site got very busy and I couldn’t fit this post and design in. A new trailer for The Last Jedi was released and I had to chase down some pesky First Order Spies….Well today I put things right, and this my young friend, is the design I created for you. This saber has a few little features I’ll talk about later but first you’ve waited long enough, here is Zyler’s Birthday Saber…
Happy Birthday Zyler
Zyler’s Saber Hilt
Zyler’s Saber Emitter
Zyler’s Saber Emitter 2
Zyler’s Saber Switch
Zyler’s Saber Body
Zyler’s Saber FTE Pommel
Zyler’s Saber FTE Pommel 2
Zyler’s Saber Vertical Up
Zyler’s Saber Horizontal
There you have it my young friend, I hope you like it. Your saber, just like your Father’s before you has a G.O.B. Green blade which comes out from the black and silver ringed emitter, nice and shiny! Next there is the switch part which matches the emitter. The hand grip is the silver section in the middle of the hilt and it is quite clever, it is made from four pieces which screw together. I did this because I wasn’t sure how big a Jedi you were so you can add or take sections out of the handle so it is the right size! Then the bottom of the saber has one of my special saber bits, called the FTE, For Tyeth Emitter Pommel. This is actually an extra section that has another Green crystal in it which lights up and makes your saber stronger and more powerful! (Don’t worry Dad I have set it to low for now!) And on the end of this saber is a cool looking end cap to hold the crystal in place and make it look posh. Now you and your Dad are ready to go camping (on Endor perhaps?) with your new lightsabers!
Gyuto Saber Hilt
Zyler’s Saber Hilt
I think you will agree these two make quite a formidable pair! I really wish I could have them built for you but I’m not very rich! So I would like to finish by saying I hope you enjoyed your birthday Zyler and didn’t mind my design being a bit late. Thank you to you and your Dad for the Green Onion Blog (don’t forget to check it out folks).
I am just about out of time and I will have to leave this party now but I’d also like to thank my followers and viewers for your continued support. And to say thanks to my more recent subscribers who have decided to join me on this journey. All your support is much appreciated. I still have many more designs to bring you so please call back for future posts. Till next time.
Hello Everybody, thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed DK44 Designs’ gorgeous Korbanth Graflex by DK44 Designs hilt I had the privilege of presenting to you last week. Today we return to two designs I have come up with (yes two!) for another blogger I have started following and his little shallot! Now I will explain that last comment, the blog in question is titled the “The Green Onion Blog” run by the eponymous Green Onion, and his little shallot is his son! (more on him later). Green Onion had a successful career as a Chef so his blog is garnished with many culinary terms, including his weekly round-up the “Mise-En-Place”. Green Onion also has great articles such as “Top Ten List of…” and monthly run downs on interesting dates during the month like the “National Onion Rings Day” and “World Hot-Dog Day”. In a recent article Green Onion said he’d always wanted a Lightsaber (you can read the post HERE). Well what do I do? Yes I have designed a saber for Green Onion (he doesn’t know it yet, until he reads this) and I would like to present it to him now. This is Gyuto Saber…
Gyuto Saber Hilt
Gyuto Saber Emitter
Gyuto Saber Emitter 2
Gyuto Saber Switch
Gyuto Saber Body
Gyuto Saber Pommel
Gyuto Saber Pommel 2
Gyuto Saber Vertical Up
Gyuto Saber Horizontal
As you can see I have tried to capture the look of a Chef’s knife with this design, and in particular one knife called a, yep, a Gyuto knife. Gyuto’s are Japanese general purpose knives that can cut, carve and cleave meats and vegetables with ease. I hope this saber is as effective. It has a Green blade (of course, what other colour could it have? 😀 ) and the blade projects from an emitter I chose to look like the steel blade of this saber’s Earthen counterpart. The switch emulates the Bolster part of the blade where the blade is then shaped to form the Tang (or spine) of the knife. The Tang runs through the handle of the knife called the Scales but this saber has a Hygienic Polymer Grip (for health and hygiene) in again G.O.B. Green! The saber is finished off with a pommel which has a sort of oriental look to it to reflect the Japanese origins of the Gyuto.
Now I mentioned earlier about Green Onion’s son. Well I had read that the youngling was having a bit of a hard time and not feeling well recently. I also missed his birthday (I’m soo Sorry!) so I have tried to make up for it by designing a saber for him. if it is ok with his father I will post this saber on Wednesday as a mid-week treat.
I am running out of time on this serving of saber delicacies, but before I do the washing up I’d like to say thank you to Green Onion for his entertaining blog (Oh and I forgot to mention please go have a look at it by clicking HERE ). I also want to thank you, my followers and viewers for your continued support, it means so much to me. Hopefully I will get permission from Green Onion to share my next design for his son, so please join me for that (and don’t worry I have a contingency plan in place just in case!) Till next time!