Hello Everybody and welcome to today’s offering! I hope you enjoyed our trip to Middle Earth last week and the side trip to Wellington, New Zealand to visit the WETA Workshop Caves. That was such an awesome adventure into fantasy that I thought I’d bring you another fantasy themed hilt today and the final hilt in my Puss in Boots series – The Obsidian variant. This saber represents what could happen if our little cat friend Puss ever decided to turn to the Dark Side to achieve immortality (well he is close to losing his ninth life sooo maybe he’s desperate). The saber is suitably dark so here is “The Last Wish – Obsidian”….
This version of the rapier style saber has a unique coating of black Obsidian, a tough, hard as diamonds rock, that is ground down to a powder and applied to the hilt like a powder coating on metallic furniture, gates and car parts. As a result these parts are extremely protected and durable .They also look very sinister being all black – however the floral etching on the handbasket guard still shows up quite nicely. Sadly though as you can see this saber has a red blade and look closely and you’ll see the cat’s eyes in the pommel have also changed to red! Poor kitty! Anyhow I had better show you Gallery Two as I have someone really cute to introduce you to afterwards….
Now these last three images show the saber in it’s inactive mode with the blade in it’s distinct black look, then with the blade lit where the energy field “wraps” around the blade making it red. The last picture is of Puss himself showing how he’d look using it – but don’t worry it is just a camera trick/photo edit I did. As far as I know Puss is still the cute little guy we know and love….speaking of cute loveable little guys…onto this week’s travelogue photos form New Zealand….the cuteness will go off the charts!….
Whilst I was down under I met up with a whole menagerie of wildlife! I visited several wildlife parks and conservation sites but in the region around Rotorua is a special place named Paradise Valley Springs and it was awesome. There were native animals including birds, insects, mammals and reptiles that included Wallabies, Wombats, Deer, Parakeets, even Cassowaries but this park had some special residents….please meet Messi the lion cub! Now Messi is a young cub around 2-3 months old and he and his sister appear daily for park visitors to get up close and personal with. And what an honour and experience that was! Messi wasn’t even a quarter of the size he will grow to be but even at this young age he was formidable. His paws looked small at first but when he flattened them out and stretched they were huge. And he was all muscle. But what was so memorable was actually getting to stroke the little lion. Of course this was done under proper supervision and the utmost care taken . The handlers were fantastic explaining how and why the cubs were at the park and the work that they do, Now Jedi have an affinity with animals and it seemed that Messi and I connected as I filed past him (and his sister, who by now was sleeping). When it was my turn to stoke him I was amazed by how soft his coat was yet it was still coarse to withstand desert conditions. I think he sensed I was a friend and as I parted he did this…
He rolled onto his back and started looking for me! Sadly I had to leave as time was running short and it was time for his bedtime. Again I could have spent 2 maybe 3 whole days at Paradise Valley Springs but as ever my hectic schedule prevented me doing so….but I’ll never forget Messi!
And that’s about it for today I hope you enjoyed The Last Wish Obsidian and you managed to survive Messi’s cuteness! I will have more sabers and more travel/wildlife pictures in upcoming posts but for now I will have to end here, Thanks so much for visiting today and all the support you give. whether you are a newcomer or a regular to FTSabersite it really does help me keep posting. If you liked what you saw then please consider leaving a comment, like or even subscribe (if you haven’t already) to get notifications of my new postings. Till next time…..
“The Last Wish Saber – Obsidian Edition” is a For Tyeth Editions lightsaber design inspired by Dreamworks Studios’ character “Puss in Boots” and his rapier sword seen in the movie “The Last Wish”. The design, model and renders were created by For Tyeth using Blender 3D and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2023. “Puss in Boots”, “The Last Wish” and all other names, logos, images and related materials are Trademark/©Copyright of Dreamworks Studios.