Hello Everybody, I am slightly late with this post but I do have a valid reason! This last week I posted my 2000th post on the SaberForgeForum. I was congratulated by many of the members there and they thanked me for my contribution to the community. I felt very proud that I had made such an impression. One member even made a very tempting offer to help me expand my saber collection! One of the great people I have met on the forum is =OTTOMATIX=, who regular viewers and followers will remember from his “=Ottomatix=’s Slainte” St Patrick’s Day Saber Staff. Well today I have the honour of presenting another =OTTO= design, this one I have called Homage and I will explain the name after you have had a look …..
This is a really nice design that has a little detail that you may recognise, and that detail is an FTE Emitter Pommel! =OTTO= was one of the members who first congratulated me when I created the technique of using an emitter to make a lighted pommel, so when I saw he had used the same trick I was really pleased! As such I named the saber Homage (I hope you don’t mind =OTTO=) The hilt has a classic “Thin-necked” emitter and a lower section which looks as if it is a separate body part consisting of the switch, silver coloured coupler and the FTE pommel. But the brilliance of =OTTO= didn’t stop here, he also made a smaller version of the hilt to use in your weaker hand (also known as an Off-Hand hilt). And as I am feeling really happy at the moment here is a little bonus gallery to show off the Off-Hand version too!..
The lower half of the hilt remains the same but just by changing the emitter to a version with a short non ridged connector results in a hilt that creates a perfect partner to the full Two Handed saber. And to help differentiate the main blade from the Off Hand’s blade it is a nice Cyan colour to compliment the Amber! I think =OTTO= has a great imagination and talent.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank =OTTOMATIX= once again for allowing his work to be displayed here, and for being a friend to me during my time on the forums. I am now running out of time but as you can see I have another hilt on it’s way (and so far no-one has guessed who it might be for – Andy Pines, you were very close however!). I hope you will join me when I reveal who the mysterious recipient is in my next post, but for now thank you all my viewers and followers for checking out today’s post. Till next time.
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